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WHEREAS, sterile processing professionals are responsible for processing surgical instruments, supplies and equipment; and

WHEREAS, sterile processing professionals serve in settings ranging from hospitals to ambulatory surgical centers to outpatient facilities and provide support for patient care services; and

WHEREAS, sterile processing department tasks include decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing, and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed for patient care; and

WHEREAS, the sterile processing department of a healthcare facility is the heart of all activity surrounding instruments, supplies and equipment required for operating rooms, endoscopy suites, intensive care units, birth centers and other patient care areas; and

WHEREAS, sterile processing professionals play a critical role in patient care arenas, and are responsible for first-line processes to prevent patient infections; and

WHEREAS, despite the challenges facing the profession, Sterile Processing Week recognizes the many contributions Silver State sterile processing professionals make to enhance patient safety;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of October 10 - 16, 2021, as

STERILE PROCESSING WEEK IN NEVADA

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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 4th day of October, 2021

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