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Workflow automation study of OT and CSSD


Abstract Adequate sterile supply plays an essential role in the attempt to reduce the spreading of diseases within the health service. Many instruments and materials used for medical and surgical interventions are very expensive and are designed such that they can be re-used. A high-quality reprocessing cycle is necessary in which the used materials are treated such that, they can be used safely again. Quality and success of Central Sterile Supply Department depends upon customer satisfaction (OT and other user department). Surgical instrument set is needed quickly in the surgical suite and that set is to be delivered complete (no missing instruments). Hospitals are tasked with managing hundreds of pieces of instruments across large facilities. Nursing staff wastes precious minutes searching for instruments, counting instruments pre and post procedure and segregating instruments into correct sets. Surgeries may be delayed because a critical instrument can't be found. Additionally, CSSDs face challenges of uniquely identifying thousands of items to ensure sets are packed correctly without mismatches, instruments are maintained as per manufacturer protocols and processing is done in a time-bound manner so that inventory is quickly available for the next use. Nursing and CSSD staff spend 79 mins/surgery to count instruments at various points in the workflow of instrument management. There are more than 8 times incidences of instruments being incorrectly mixed / placed post procedure and 2 incidents of incorrect packing of sets in the study conducted and 5 time unnecessary or for 1-2 instrument set got opened found during study in 14 days. Automated instrument tracking using Radio Frequency Identification can help improve efficiency and save costs for hospitals, Bulk reading and automatic identification of instruments saves time, item level monitoring improves patient safety and reduces costs and labor. It reduces nurses mental stress and enables them to spend more time caring for patients. The main purpose of this project is to show how Technology and RFID are key in automatic determination of the possible instrument usage information for automatic surgical workflow recording, minimize problems connected with surgical infection, loss of surgical instruments, types of error and waste of time due to instruments counting and tracking. The result shows how the Technology and RFID can replace manual recording and documentation and how a hospital can drive returns from the investment required in RFID hardware.

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"Workflow automation study of OT and CSSD", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (, ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 10, page no.143-152, October-2018, Available :


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Published Paper ID: JETIR1810802
Registration ID: 190462
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 10 | Year October-2018
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Page No: 143-152
Country: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India .
Area: Medical Science
ISSN Number: 2349-5162
Publisher: IJ Publication

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