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HCIR Checklist must be completed and verified. It is the responsibility of the Representative’s manufacturer to provide documentation of Aseptic Principles, Sterile Technique, Infection Control and OSHA blood borne pathogen training.

Must follow the established department dress code and have vendor pass from the Purchasing Department.

HCIR will be in the OR room during the procedure only at the request of the physician to provide technical assistance of the equipment or device.

Upon arrival at NHRMC, representative will sign-in with the front desk in the Purchasing Department.

Appointment will be verified for those areas requiring verification and a Vendor pass issued for appropriate length of stay (e.g. day, days, and/or week).

HCIR are to conduct business in non-patient care areas. Physician sales calls must be arranged through the physician’s office and should be conducted in non-patient care areas of the medical facility.

All infection control policies and procedures are to be strictly followed.

III. PROCEDURE

1.

HCIR must obtain a vendor pass from the Purchasing department initially prior to visiting the facility.

2.

The HCIR will make an appointment with the hospital representative of unit using product prior to the visit. The Business Office/Control Desk will notify the specific area Manager/designee prior to the Vendor being allowed in the work area.

3.

Sign in on arrival to department on the Vendor Representative sign in sheet during each visit. The Business Office/Control Desk staff will notify the area Supervisor/designee of your arrival.

4.

The health care industry representative identification pass must be predominately displayed.

5.

Hospitals Confidentiality Statement will be signed on the first visit to Materials Management and annually thereafter and will be kept on file in Materials Management.

6.

HCIR Checklist must be completed prior to entering the Operating Rooms/Procedural areas.

7.

The HCIR will be escorted to the appropriate area and introduced to staff members.

8.

Equipment and/or instrument sets must arrive twenty-four hours prior to the scheduled procedure in order to allow time for biomedical checks, cleaning and sterilization.  The HCIR must provide instructions for sterilization and decontamination at the time instruments are delivered.

9.

Equipment and/or instrument sets will be decontaminated after use by NHHN staff. The HCIR may be present but not actively participate in this process.  HCIR trays must be removed from the Sterile Processing department within forty-eight hours of the completion of the surgical procedure or the trays will be returned to the HCIR at their expense.  

10.

Notify the area Manager or designee when you leave the building.

END

Updated 9.1.06

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