This section should contain a sink where cleaned instruments and other supplies can be rinsed and dried thoroughly before being inspected, assembled into sets or trays, and wrapped or packaged for sterilization.
This section should allow reusable instruments, supplies and equipment to be received, sorted, cleaned and decontaminated of both macroscopic and microscopic debris.
This section should be large enough to include the sterilizer with adequate space for loading, unloading and cooldown of instruments after sterilization.
This section needs to be configured to support documentation and recording of the mechanical, chemical and/or biological monitoring used to help ensure the effectiveness of the sterilization process.
This section should be covered and contain adequate space for sterile and disposable items so they are not stored under sinks or in other locations where they might become wet or damaged.