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Article Addresses Verbiage Shift from Point-of-Use 'Cleaning' to 'Treatment'

August 4, 2021

Confused by what's needed to prepare instruments safely and successfully for transport to the decontamination area after a surgical procedure? More specifically, have you been confused by the terms “point-of-use cleaning” and what that should entail? If so, you’re not alone. The following article, authored by IAHCSMM Clinical Educator Susan (Sue) Klacik for the August 2021 issue of OR Manager, helps readers make sense of what point-of-use treatment means.

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