Sterilization department is not emergency care unit. Usually our work – to give sterile instruments to doctors and nurses. And this work very good to do in day. In developing countries in the hospitals exist minimum 3 volume of instruments – one in OR, one in CSSD in reprocessing and one volume on the shelf (if it will be needed in emergency case.) So there are not special demands to CSSD to work at night. However, hospital managers every time like to get more money to the hospital and work with another hospitals on contract. If your staff cannot do it in day work (because you must to do work with your hospital instruments) you can ask your hospital managers more staff to work CSSD at night, more equipment, and extendible materials e.t.c.
Petr Demidov, Moscow, Russia