Impact of Hydraulic Fluid on the Sterilization of Surgical Instruments: Were Affected Patients Told of the True Infection Risk?

January 4, 2013 — Two community hospitals in North Carolina in 2004 unwittingly used a oil-based hydraulic fluid instead of a detergent to “clean” surgical instruments prior to terminal sterilization and their reuse. These improperly cleaned instruments — slick with hydraulic Read More …