Explosive procedure growth at Sanford Medical Center Bismarck motivated their Perioperative Services Management Team to remove steps, tasks, and processes that held the potential for productivity-draining errors. Today, through their use of the ASP Ecosystem, manual record keeping for low temperature sterilizer load clearance and BI tasks has been eliminated.

The increased use of temperature-sensitive medical devices has given rise to higher usage of low temperature sterilization methods. STERRAD® Systems and V-PRO® sterilizers offer shorter sterilization cycles and use hydrogen peroxide(H2O2), a sterilant with a better safety profile than ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilizers. Consequently, these sterilizers have become widely used for temperature- and moisture-sensitive instrument reprocessing.