The central sterile service department (CSSD), also called sterile processing department (SPD),  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 Pediatric ward.
There are four steps for processing instrument used during clinical and surgical procedure,
  • Cleaning
  • Sterilization/high level disinfection
  • Use/storage
  • Transportation
In Our BAPS Shastriji Maharaj Hospital we have..
  • CSSD department is zoned into Three Zones - Soiled, Clean & Sterile. 
  • Pass Box System For All Circulation In Each Zone
  • Air Washer Equipped Soiled & Clean Zone
  • Ultrasonic Washer For High Level Disinfection
  • Autoclave & ETO Machine for steam and gas sterilization respectively
  • One Way System In CSSD
  • Packing Roll & Packing Machine Separately for seal pack system
Quality is being assured by assurance indicators defined by Infection control officer and indicators are as following
  • Physical
  • Chemical and
  • Biological Indicator