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Using a systematic approach for adopting new technologies in sterile processing departments and operating rooms

      Technological advancements in health care can potentially have substantial benefits on efforts to improve patient care. Organizations are often hesitant to consider new devices or technologies, particularly if the new technology is expensive, not addressed in current standards, or affects multiple departments, such as the sterile processing department, operating room, and infection prevention. Organizations considering new technology should create a multidisciplinary risk assessment committee tasked with using a systematic approach to evaluate and make recommendations on new products or technologies.

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        Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, ArlingtonVA2017
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