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SteriTrace® is a tool to manage and control the sterilization cycles of surgical instruments in a sterilization Unit

SteriTrace® guarantees a protocol of validation, measures and quality in compliance with the standards used by the client

1. DECONTAMINATION arrow-down

  • Surgical instruments arrive at the decontamination, where they are registered by scanning the QR code which informs the user if there are any handwashing instruments or other options.
  • Upon registration, QR codes are scanned from the rack, the instruments and the washing machine to start the washing.
  • The system records the cycle, the program used and the washing times and validates if issues occurred during the process.

2. STERILIZATION arrow-down

  • Instruments are inspected and recorded for faults, damages or maintenance.
  • In the assembly task for surgical sets it is possible to replace instruments, or change their composition.
  • You can also access historical case information for content validation.
  • During packaging, new QR codes are printed and placed in the box ensuring tracking in the new cycle.

3. STORAGE arrow-down

  • After sterilization, instruments and cases may be shipped immediately or stored.
  • The system identifies the exact storage location, stock date, or shipping destination with alerts for expiration dates of stored items and possibility of returning to a new cycle in the assembly phase.

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  • When the Surgical instrument set arrives to the Operation Room, the nurse receives it and associates the Patient ID.
  • In the OR, in case of alert, the notification system allows nurses to report errors in the content of the surgical set. Sterilization will be notified to correct it.
  • At the end of the surgical procedure the nurse validates the used instruments with the original set and automatically informs the Sterilization on what they will receive.

 

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Advantages

  • The instruments are labeled with QR Codes allowing full traceability from shipment to reception, including use and handling
  • Customers at the time of use have access to SteriTrace® to report any problems related to the surgical instrument or report the end of use, allowing the sterilization unit to know the condition of the surgical instruments box
  • SteriTrace® delivers efficiencies and cost savings through reduced paper usage, analysis of time spent on all tasks, workload predictability and inventory control of surgical instruments

Customer Testimonials

SteriTrace® is an application based on the needs of our service. It has become an indispensable tool in the daily routine, due to the wide variety of devices, the diversity and requirements of our customers.
We achieved gains in time, safety and quality in the records.

It allows us in real time to map all activities.
Enables consultation of all information regarding the operation of the reprocessing plant.

Reduced paper consumption by more than 50%, this being a first step towards becoming a “paper free” service.

Maria Irmelinda de Jesus Gomes - Unidade de Esterilização

Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa