THE COST OF STERILISATION

Upfront costs

To meet the requirements of the new standard, every health service will need to make significant adjustments to their CSSD. For some services, These adjustments will come with significant costs. The significant capital expenditure includes:

  • Purchase and installation of new equipment
  • Purchase and implementation of an instrument tracking system
  • Significant building alterations including:
  • Structural changes
  • New electrical and plumbing
  • Reverse osmosis (RO) water piping
  • Changes to airconditioning and ventilation
  • Recommissioning and certification of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

 

How much does it cost to run your central sterile services department (CSSD) each month?

What about the cost of making adjustments to your CSSD to meet the new standard?

How much does it cost to run your central sterile services department (CSSD) each month?

What about the cost of making adjustments to your CSSD to meet the new standard?

Ongoing costs

We know from personal experience than running a compliant CSSD is costly.

Ongoing costs include a high volume of water as well as electricity, consumables, staffing and staff education.

A partnership with Sterequip is the most cost effective way to meet the new standard. A Sterequip managed sterilisation solution will cost less than the ongoing costs of your CSSD – and can be tailored to suit your needs.

Sterequip is the most reliable, cost effective way to meet the new standard in sterilisation.

We analyse your cost per tray, understand the unique needs of your health service and discuss your investment in a partnership with Sterequip.

Hidden costs

CSSD staff in your organisation will need to be re-trained before the deadline for the new standard. How long will this training take?

The redesign of your CSSD will require additional floor space. What is the value of that floor space?

How long will it take to implement these changes? Who needs to be involved?

Other hidden costs include:

  • Water testing
  • Managing the impact of product families
  • Temperature, humidity and air flow management for sterile store and segregated reprocessing areas.

Hidden costs

CSSD staff in your organisation will need to be re-trained before the deadline for the new standard. How long will this training take?

The redesign of your CSSD will require additional floor space. What is the value of that floor space?

How long will it take to implement these changes? Who needs to be involved?

Other hidden costs include:

  • Water testing
  • Managing the impact of product families
  • Temperature, humidity and air flow management for sterile store and segregated reprocessing areas.

Need advice on how to plan for these costs and the best option for your health service? Our central sterile services department evaluation service can help.

Want to know what to do to meet the new standard? Download our Transition to AS/NZS 4187:2014 guide.

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