LTrace provides the following key functions when decontaminating items:
Decontaminated only items
As a decontaminated load is loaded or accepted, the user can specify how many decontaminated only items were present.
LTrace will optionally print labels for each of these items. This is useful for where the items will be bagged. Once labeled, the location of the item can be tracked and assigned to a patient once it is used.
Invoicing is also simplified by knowing how many items are being sterilised for a customer as well as knowing who is using the item.
Once an item has been used by a patient it is decontaminated. By tracking which load an item is decontaminated in it is possible to track cross contamination.
As an item is being sterilised it is possible (if it is a uniquely identified item) to automatically track it back to the previous decontamination batch. From this, if there was any issue with dirty items then the sterilised items could be recalled.
When the item is returned to CSSD then:
These items can either be marked as “Returned to CSSD” or added to a decontamination batch.