When is Surgical Instrument Discoloration a Concern?

It can be an alarming sight: brown discoloration of stainless steel instruments that have already been cleaned and sterilized for use in the operating room. It turns out that this is a common problem and that instrument staining occurs daily in hospitals all across the country and in recent years, The Joint Commission has increased its efforts to promote how important the role of Central Sterile is in preventing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).

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