Central Sterilization Supplies Department
Faculty of Dentistry Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) owned a Central Sterilization Supply Department (CSSD) that being developed in July 2001. It is located on Level 1, Block Q and it is where all the cleaning and disinfection, as well as sterilization takes place in an efficient and controlled way so all microorganisms get killed without damaging the instruments.
This department has 4 Dental Surgeon Assistants (DSAs), 2 Medical Attendant and a Head. It covers 4 areas which are Receiving and Cleaning Instruments Room, Linen or Laundry Room, Preparation and Packaging Room, as well as Sterilization Supply Room.
In 2008, this department has supply 132,586 sterilled instruments for dental treatment such as clinical set, forceps, coupland, syringe and others to all clinics in this faculty. Among them are
Main Treatment Clinic
Oral and Maxillofacial Clinic
Specialist and Dental Practitioner Clinics
Apart from that, it is the responsibility of this department to ensure that all sterilled instruments that being supplied are in good condition and are ready to use. It also give service to any of faculty member or students if they need any help in identifying the instruments for a particular dental treatment. It also provide training to any of the member that wanted to learn more about sterilization and how it’s being done, and involve in any particular research.
Since this is the place that all dirty and used dental instruments are being collected for sterilization, all necessary steps on cross infection are being prioritized and applied to prevent any mishaps in infection. The Standard Precautions has been developed and all staff in this department must follow it. Among the challanges that being faced working in this department are
to make sure that all sterilized instruments are enough to meet the demands of all the clinics that need the instrument, depending on their schedule. The management of instrumentation is important to ensure all faculty member and students are satisfied
high risk to get any infection. Therefore, all staff must be discipline to wear the right attire and follow the Standard Precaution as to prevent cross infection
There are few systems that being applied by this department to ensure the management of sterilization is smooth
CSSD Application Form
CSSD Daily Record
CSSD Monthly Record