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All Sterile Processing departments seek to improve their practices. The journey is never-ending as new technologies, standards, guidelines and other changes impact our work practices. IAHCSMM offers a collective resource of sample documents as an exclusive Association member benefit, as well as additional documents pertinent and available to the entire profession.

IAHCSMM Loaner Instrument Paper

Template form serves as an accompanying tool for IAHCSMM Position Paper

In recognition of the need to systematically manage loaner instrumentation and implants, IAHCSMM's Orthopedic Council has developed a position paper and sample procedure template to help CS's rise above the challenges. This first-of-its-kind policy template reflects subject matter associated with loaners, as well as minimal regulatory guidelines, and provides recommendations for creating loaner instrumentation policies and procedures in a concise and user-friendly form.

Click on the links below to download the complete IAHCSMM Position Paper on the Management of Loaner Instrumentation and the IAHCSMM Loaner Instrumentation Sample Template & Procedure.

pdfIAHCSMM Position Paper on the Management of Loaner Instrumentation

pdfIAHCSMM Loaner Instrumentation Sample Template & Procedure

Loaner Instrument Receipt Document

Many facilities have a form that they use to record information pertaining to incoming and outgoing loaner instruments; however, this new Loaner Instrument Receipt Document is a compilation of what other facilities have found to work most effectively.

"Essentially, we reviewed a significant amount of good content out there and then combined it into one template," explained Orthopedic Council Chairman Mark Duro, CRCST, FCS. While the Council did its best to include the most vital and pertinent information on the form, Council members acknowledge that facility needs and requirements will vary. "We encourage the Loaner Instrument Receipt Document to be used as a foundation template, with the content customized to best fit facilities' specific needs."

docClick here to access the Loaner Instrument Receipt Document.