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007.05.10-62. Physical Facilities, Central Medical and Surgical Supply Department.

AR ADC 007.05.10-62Arkansas Administrative Code

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 007. Department of Health
Division 05. Health Facility Services
Rule 10. Rules for Critical Access Hospitals in Arkansas (Refs & Annos)
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-62
007.05.10-62. Physical Facilities, Central Medical and Surgical Supply Department.
The following areas shall be provided:
A. Separate Soiled and Clean Work Areas
1. Soiled Workroom. This room shall be physically separated from all other areas of the department. Work space shall be provided to handle the cleaning and initial sterilization/disinfection of all medical/surgical instruments and equipment, work tables, sinks, flush-type devices, and washer/sterilizer decontaminators. Pass-through doors and washer/sterilizer decontaminators shall deliver into clean processing area/workrooms.
2. Clean Assembly/Workroom. This workroom shall contain handwashing stations, workspace, and equipment for terminal sterilizing of medical and surgical equipment and supplies. Clean and soiled work areas shall be physically separated.
B. Storage Areas
Clean/Sterile Medical/Surgical Supplies. A room shall be provided for the breakdown of clean/sterile bulk supplies. Storage for packs etc., shall include provisions for ventilation, humidity, and temperature control.
C. Administrative/Changing Room
If required by the functional program, this room shall be separate from all other areas and provide for staff to change from street clothes into work attire. Lockers, sink, and showers shall be made available within the immediate vicinity of the department.
D. Storage Room for Patient Care and Distribution Carts
This area shall be adjacent, easily available to clean and sterile storage, and close to main distribution point to keep traffic to a minimum and to ease work flow.


Amended Jan. 1, 2016.
<Statutory authority: Promulgated under the Authority of Ark. Code Ann. ยง 20-7-123, 20-9-201 et seq.>
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-62, AR ADC 007.05.10-62
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