Sterile forensics is the application of scientific methods to logically detect the source of error that undermines sterility. A master of sterile forensics is a sterile processing scientist who gained the expertise to guide the manufacturing and processing of surgical instruments. This term was coined by Francis Aka-eri, a renowned sterile scientist, inventor, writer and sterile processing manager. Instead of the varied manufacturer’s recommendations which takes us in all directions, a standard framework is needed to bring all manufacturers into one common circle to enhance the industry of sterile processing.
We will continue to pioneer sterile forensics for many years to come, even as we point out that instrument processing begins at the point of manufacture and not the point of use. And the ease of cleaning and sterilant exposure should be the bedrock and guiding principle in surgical instrument processing. For this reason, manufacturers should not only focus on functionality and the ease of use, but also the ease of processing the surgical instruments they make. Join the masters of sterile forensics – let’s take the science of sterile processing to the next level of global excellence.