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Surgical Instrument Reprocessing

Surgical Instrument Reprocessing

The Circle for Life

Getinge is the expert in creating a seamless workflow of instrument reprocessing. We can help you develop a streamlined and cost-effective process, from the moment the instruments have been used, to the moment when they are safe and ready to be used again. When you need to deliver the safest surgery for your patients, we are with your every step of the way.

Optimizing sterile reprocessing is about timing and control. Through innovation and experience, we share our services, expertise, and integrated solutions that help improve your workflows. So that you can keep saving lives. In a never-ending process – A Circle for Life.

Central Sterile Workflow

Post operation and

Unclean items from the OR, wards, outpatient and other departments arrive at the reception area. After visual inspection, items can be put straight on racks and loaded into the washer-disinfectors. Instruments can also be manually cleaned by soaking, spray-gun rinsing and/or ultrasonic cleaning, before being loaded into the washer-disinfector. 

Cleaning and disinfection
to inspection and packing

The clean and disinfected goods enter the area for sorting, inspection and packing. They can be unloaded manually or by an automated system. Once sorted, inspected and packaged, the goods are ready for sterile processing.

Sterile instruments
- ready to be used again

Once sterile, the goods can either be stored in a dedicated storage area, where they are kept until they are needed again, or transported directly to the next surgery waiting for them to arrive in time.

10 ways to make Sterile Reprocessing more sustainable

In collaboration with customers worldwide, we have created a handbook on how to make Sterile Reprocessing more sustainable. We have carefully listened to the customers’ sustainability thoughts and experiences within Sterile Reprocessing to deliver customer-centric, tangible communication.

Download the Sustainability Handbook here


– for accurate and consistent results

Sterile Supply

– for a complete overview and integration
of your instrument supply chain

Getinge architectural planning

From initial planning to workflow optimization

Planning is the key. When designing a hospital’s sterile production capabilities to accommodate the needs of the next 15 to 20 years, it’s crucial to get things right from the start. With the right architectural planning, you can establish the best possible workflow, which will benefit your facility for years to come.

Getinge 360 services

Getinge 360° Services

Getinge offers services and expertise to improve workflows, equipment uptime, staff and patient safety.  

Getinge Online statistics on hospital equipment

Getinge Online for
reprocessing equipment

Ensure the highest performance and availability of your Getinge equipment with Getinge Online, our connected solution that enables fast, proactive troubleshooting and ensures maximum equipment uptime and throughput.