The central sterile services department ( CSSD ), also called sterile processing department ( SPD ), sterile processing , central supply department ( CSD ), or central supply , is an integrated place in hospitals and other health care facilities that performs sterilization and other actions on medical devices, equipment and consumables; for subsequent use by health workers in the operating theatre of the hospital and also for other aseptic procedures, e.g. catheterization, wound stitching and bandaging in a medical , surgical , maternity or paediatric ward. [2]

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