Do You See What I See?. Robin McLeod BSN, RN, CRRN. Objectives:. Define Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) Define Spaulding Classifications ID Care of Critical/Semi/Non-critical RME Describe Environment of Care Acute care Chronic care. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Do You See What I See?
Do You See What I See?Robin McLeod BSN, RN, CRRN
Define Reusable Medical Equipment (RME)Define Spaulding ClassificationsID Care of Critical/Semi/Non-critical RMEDescribe Environment of CareAcute careChronic careObjectives:Reusable Medical Equipment is anything used in care and treatment of an individual. These items can include:Surgical InstrumentsScopesBedsBasinsFurnishings
The Spaulding Classification System: categorizes medical devices (RME) into 3 subheadings:
CriticalSemi criticalNon-criticalCritical items should be sterile when used. These are instruments that enter tissue or the vascular system. If not processed correctly the risk of infection is quite substantial.
Semi critical items come in contact with non-intact skin or mucous membranes. These items should receive a minimum of high-level disinfection (HLD).
Noncritical items come in contact with only intact skin and should receive intermediate or low level disinfection.
Corrugated cardboard boxes are not appropriate because they are an excellent harbour for insects and pests. (courtesy University of Nebraska)Mature Indian Wheat moth larvae pupating in corrugated cardboard.
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