10A NCAC 13B .6217      CENTRAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SUPPLY SERVICES

(a)  A separate receiving room shall be provided and shall contain work space and equipment for initial sterilization and disinfection of medical and surgical equipment and for disposal or processing of unclean articles.  Hand washing facilities shall be provided.

(b)  A separate clean workroom shall be provided and shall contain work space and equipment for sterilizing medical and surgical equipment and supplies. Storage areas for clean supplies and for sterile supplies shall be included in this room.

(c)  A separate storage room for assembly, final packaging, and storage of sterile supplies and equipment shall be provided.

(d)  A storage room for unsterile supplies and equipment shall be provided but may be located in another area of the facility.

(e)  Provisions shall be made for cleaning and sanitizing carts serving the central supply services, dietary services, and linen services departments and may be centralized or departmentalized.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996.