Bhubaneswar AIIMS bags CAHO-ACE award
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar has been conferred with the prestigious CAHO-ACE award.
The central sterile services department (CSSD) of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar has received the second prize under the government healthcare organisation category in the Consortium of Accredited Health Care Organizations Awareness Compliances and Excellence programme for 2021.
In a special programme at Kochi, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar medical superintendent Dr Sachidananda Mohanty and AIIMS CSSD faculty in-charge Dr Ashok Kumar Jena received the award.
For the first time, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar has been conferred a national recognition after a strict process.
The ACE award is related to improved compliance adherence in reprocessing reusable items in ensuring better patient safety. This award is given to only two healthcare institutes nationally after adhering to compliances over patient safety processes.
AIIMS, Bhubaneswar director Prof. Mukesh Tripathi has congratulated the unit for this special award. “The national institute has always been following the best practices for better patient safety,” Tripathi said.
The modern sterilisation unit was dedicated to the hospital services on March 25, 2019. It is considered the backbone of sterile practices at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. The sterilisation unit ensures safe reprocessing of various surgical and medical instruments, lines, and single-use items for patient care through efficient, effective and reliable systems.
The CSSD carries out all procedures involved in decontamination, cleaning, assembly, packaging, sterilisation, and storage of sterile products. It caters to all types of sterile items to major OTs, ICUs, minor OTs, IPDs, OPDs and casualties.