Central Sterile Services Department


The Full form of CSSD is The Central Sterile Services Department. CSSD, also called sterile processing department (SPD), sterile processing, 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. wound stitching and bandaging in a medical, catheterization, surgical, maternity or paediatric ward. CSSD is a crucial function in any hospital that when integrated with a hospital ERP helps in automating the workflow in sterilization of hospital equipments viz., surgical tools and instruments, syringes, catheters/tubes/other rubber goods, lab equipments in various departments and procedure sets. It enables admin and operational staff to track and manage the inventory information of stock items that need to be sterilized in the form of packs/sets or individual quantity to be delivered to pathology labs, OT, ICU, emergency and wards in a hospital. CSSD maintains detailed records of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Implement infection control policy using CSSD module across all departments in a hospital that improves patient safety by enforcing and checking the controls necessary from time to time, to prevent cross infection.