MedStar Washington Hospital Center. (2018). Emergency Operations Plan: Central Sterilization System Outage. (Contact ASPR TRACIE for access to this document.)
This document provides a framework for the Central Sterilization staff and Hospital Incident Management Team to follow when the hospital’s system becomes inoperable due to power failure, water outage or contamination, equipment failure, limited staffing, or if the system is expected to be out of service for longer than two hours.