Sterile materials / supplies must be individually packaged and opened at the time of the dressing change.
A sterile field must be used for sterile dressing procedures. A sterile tray or the opened packages may be used to create the sterile field.
Sterile instruments must be used to manipulate or cut the sterile dressing material. NB: Only packaged, sterile instruments are used in Stoney Health Services Home Care Program and Clinic Services. After use, the instruments are immediately returned to the Clinic for cleaning and sterilization (See IPAC Policy and Procedure for Reprocessing Medical Devices)