WHEREAS, Central Service Technicians are responsible for processing surgical instruments, supplies and equipment; and
WHEREAS, Central Service Technicians provide support to patient care services in settings ranging from hospitals to ambulatory surgical centers; and
WHEREAS, Central Service Department tasks include decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing, and distributing medical devices and supplies needed for patient care; and
WHEREAS, the Central Service Department of a healthcare facility is vital for all activity surrounding instruments, supplies and equipment required for operating rooms, endoscopy suites, ICU, birth centers, and other patient care areas; and
WHEREAS, Central Service Technicians play an important role in patient care and are responsible for first-line processes to prevent patient infections; and
WHEREAS, Central Service Week offers an opportunity to recognize the contributions Central Service Technicians make to patient safety and the opportunities and challenges faced within the profession;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 25th day of September, 2018.