Discolouration of Surgical Instruments

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AVM has seen a number of cases where hospital trusts are reporting the discolouration and degradation of some surgical instruments following cycles of sterilisation.

The work we carry out is around the decontamination sciences and includes root cause analysis, business processes, auditing and best practice as measured against European, British and American standards. We have conducted several investigative programs around the area of stained and dirty instruments.

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Discolouration of Surgical Instruments

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