CONSUMPTION IN A HOSPITAL CSSD: HOW TO SAVE LARGE QUANTITIES OF WATER AND SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE COSTS

Water is considered to play a vital role in a hospital CSSD. Why?

Water is the essential fuel for the entire reprocessing process of reusable medical devices in every hospital CSSD.

The amount of water consumption within a CSSD serving ten operating theatres, fitted with equipment used medium intensively throughout the day, is approximately 2,500,000 litres per yea.

This impressive number must be doubled if one also considers the consumption due to manual washing and the use of washer-disinfectors and other large devices for washing containers and trolleys.

  • Water is used to manually wash surgical instruments.
  • Water is used in the washing and disinfection process of all reusable medical devices.
  • Water is the source of steam in the high-temperature sterilisation process of packaged kits.

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