Three Detroit Medical Center (DMC) hospitals submitted correction plans after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted an unannounced inspection in January following reports of trouble in sterile processing, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality website.
Inspectors found Children's Hospital of Michigan was out of compliance with federal regulations and cited two others — Harper University Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital — for deficiencies.
Inspectors found disorganized and dirty surgical equipment and discoloration on an instrument in the OR, among other deficiencies.
The corrective actions plans involve reorganizing DMC's central sterile processing department, implementing an instrument assessment and inventory process and investing in new instruments and equipment, as well as continuing enhanced staff training and education, the article said.
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