International Central Service Week


WHEREAS, central service technicians are responsible for processing surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment; and

WHEREAS, central service technicians provide critical support to patient care services, ensuring methods of control, cleaning, and sterilization processes; and

WHEREAS, the central service department of a healthcare facility is the heart of all activity surrounding instruments, supplies and equipment required for operating rooms, endoscopy suites, ICU, birth centers, and other patient care areas; and

WHEREAS, ever-expanding technological advancements in healthcare delivery require highly trained individuals in the central service field; and

WHEREAS, International Central Service Week recognizes the contribution central service technicians make to patient safety, and the significant role they play in our healthcare system;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 12-18, 2014, as INTERNATIONAL CENTRAL SERVICE WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.