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Working as a part of the operation theatre suite, the Central Sterile Supply Department, CSSD in hospital performs a crucial function to process, issue and control the complete range of sterile stores supply to all departments in the hospital.

The CSSD in hospital operates under five major areas namely

  • Decontamination
  • Assembly & processing
  • Sterilizing
  • Sterile storage and
  • Distribution

The activities of CSSD include the following:

  • Provide inventoried supplies and equipment such as sterile linen packs, basins, and instruments to the relevant patient care areas, ICUs and operation theatres.
  • Maintain an accurate record of the effectiveness of the cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes.
  • Monitor and enforce controls to maintain sterile processing and distribution standards to prevent cross infection according to the hospital infection control policies.

The CSSD unit, the best sterile clinic in Ernakulam is EMC which is equipped with state-of-the-art autoclaves, supplies and other monitoring features to ensure that the department operates according to the high standards set by the hospital to ensure patient safety at all stages.