Sterequip provides your Health Service Organisation with a complete outsourced solution for reprocessing reusable medical devices to meet AS/NZS 4187:2014.
If you know what AS/NZS 4187:2014 is, you’re likely dealing with the arduous task of assessing what impact the new Standard has on your Health Service Organisation.
In July 2020, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care updated their advisory (version 6) in relation to AS/NZS 4187:2014. Further consideration was made to allow for more time due to the pandemic as summarised below:
- Gap analysis to determine level of compliance by June 2021
- Implementation plan with timeframes and deliverables by December 2021
- Compliance of storage areas for sterile stock by December 2022
- Replacement of non-compliant cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising equipment by December 2022
- Water quality monitors and compliance by December 2022
- Segregation of clean and dirty activities by December 2023
AS/NZS 4187 is the Australian Standard for Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organisations.
The two biggest challenges for many Health Service Organisations to meet AS/NZS 4187:2014 is capital and space.
The cost of major infrastructure upgrades, new equipment, water and air quality, sterile storage and electronic traceability systems can be significant.
Cost aside, the space required to house utilities, new equipment and allowance for segregation of the workflow can mean many Health Service Organisations simply don’t have space to meet the Standard.
THERE IS A SOLUTION
At Sterequip, we are committed to providing an alternative solution to help Health Service Organisations like yours, meet the Standard AS/NZS 4187:2014, and comply with regulatory requirements.
The Sterequip solution allows your Health Service Organisation to outsource your device reprocessing and order your surgical equipment when required.
Sterequip invests in additional devices for your facility so your surgical schedules aren’t impacted.
- Minimal disruption to your current workflows.
- Easily affordable solution.
- Provides a compliant outsourced solution.
- Frees up capital.
- Provides the opportunity to repurpose the existing space.
We knew that Health Service Organisations would be challenged trying to meet the new Standard, but we also acknowledged the need for Australian reprocessing standards to meet a level similar to global standards.
Historically Health Service Organisations have undertaken reprocessing reusable medical devices within their facility. However, as Health Service Organisations mature, outsourcing critical supply items has become more common. For many Health Service Organisation’s with space constraints, outsourcing provides a genuinely viable compliant option.
At Sterequip we decided to not only offer a compliant cost-effective solution but one that would provide many benefits.
Secure your reprocessing capacity with Sterequip
Pay a single low price per tray for reprocessing your surgical instruments
Reprocessing to a compliant
AS/NZS 4187 now and in the future
Additional devices to ensure your current surgical schedules are not disrupted
Device maintenance, repair and replacement with no additional cost
Full tracking and traceability of devices throughout the reprocessing cycle
With over 80 years of combined experience in healthcare, including sterilising technology and infection prevention and control, our cutting-edge system is innovative, highly cost effective, and is designed specifically to suit your surgical needs.
To learn more about the Sterequip Solution simply click below.
REPROCESSING SUPER CENTRES
Sterequip is opening five reprocessing super centres across Australia for Health Service Organisations to be compliant with the AS/NZS 4187:2014.
Many Health Service Organisations are securing their capacity to ensure they meet the Standard.
To Secure your capacity, click on the link below.
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AS/NZS 4187 COMPLAINT
Sterequip is committed to providing an AS/NZS 4187 compliant reprocessing solution for Health Service Organisations now and for the future changes to the Standard.