Eastcoast has a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD ) to make sterilized articles at the required time and place for any purpose in the Hospital as economically as possible, so as to conserve the time of users especially Doctors and Nurses.
Our CSSD receives stores, sterilizes and distributes articles to all departments including the wards, outpatient department [OPD] and other special units such as operating theatre [OT]. Major responsibilities of CSSD include processing and sterilization of syringes, rubber goods [catheters, tubing], surgical instruments, treatment trays and sets, dressings etc. it is also responsible for economic and effective utilization of equipment resources of the Hospital under controlled supervision.
The main objective of the CSSD are
Provide sterilized material from a central department where sterilizing practice is conducted under conditions, which are controlled, thereby contributing to a reduction in the incidence of hospital infection.
Take some of the work of the Nursing staff so that they can devote more time to their patients.
Avoid duplication of costly equipment’s, which may be infrequently used.
Maintain record of effectiveness of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization process.