Scrub Sink Cleaning Plan
This facility has separate sinks for washing instruments and hands. Most of the rules in this policy are not applicable but included for future reference.
The scrub sink will be disinfected after washing instruments
in the sink. The following method will be utilized.
A basin positioned within the scrub sink is utilized for
washing of instruments. Once the sink has been utilized for
the washing of instruments, the sink, faucets and surrounding
rim will be disinfected by washing the aforementioned areas
with a germicidal, disinfectant.
This will be accomplished in a routine that will not allow
for error, i.e. the disinfecting of the scrub sink will occur
immediately after washing instruments. The surgeon is then
allowed to utilize the sink for scrubbing. The surgeon is
also aware that he must inquire if the sink has been cleaned
before scrubbing for the next case, as part of the check and
The surgery day will always end with the cleansing and
disinfecting of the scrub sink portion of the cycle.
Approved By Governing Board