University of Fukui Hospital Surgical Center creates an integrated sterilization management system for traceability and patient safety
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 1 year ago
Authors: Shingo Kasamatsu and Kazufumi Sato, University of Fukui, and Yoko Ishimoto, University of Fukui Hospital
ABSTRACT: Since 2014, the University of Fukui Hospital (Fukui Hospital) has been focused on the cost-effective management of its surgical operations.
The hospital has successfully achieved the traceability of surgical instruments in its surgical center’s sterilization process by identifying each of 30,000 instruments with GS1 standards. The error rate in counting was reduced from 3,054 to 175 ppms, and the time required to assemble and check instruments for surgical operation was reduced by 4,000 hours per year. Using GS1 Global Location Numbers as part of its surgical container setting system has helped reduce Fukui Hospital’s overall operation time by 4,971 hours per year. University of Fukui Hospital Surgical Center creates an integrated sterilization management system for traceability and patient safety (pdf 917.35kB)