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Hassan Bilal

Hassan Bilal

Operating Room Educational Consultant

Hassan Bilal supports and advises a sales force of over 1,000 Medline sales representatives on central sterile products, standards and technology which cover the United States and Canada. He is a voting member on the ST79 Sterilization Standards Committee for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

Best Practices for Removing Bioburden in Busy Operating Rooms

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Painstaking care is taken every single day by the central sterile techs of hospitals and they’re a busy group.  For example, new data from Persistence Market Research projects the hip replacement surgery market to expand about four percent worldwide due to an aging population with increased cases of arthritis, hip fractures and hip bone infection. With operating rooms getting busier … Read More

10 Tips for Managing Instruments when the Pressure is on

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Surgical technologists have an incredible amount of responsibility during a procedure, including the management of instruments, supplies and equipment. In such a fluid environment, it is critical that they exercise extreme care and precaution. But as with so many important jobs, there are a lot of details to remember when the pressure is on. To explore chaos prevention best practices … Read More

Five Surprising Facts about Central Sterile

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It’s true that the main source of revenue for a hospital may be the OR. But if the OR is the heart, the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) and Central Sterile (CS) techs are the heartbeat, working behind the scenes to make sure everything is ready and prepared for the surgical procedures. The locations of these departments in the hospital might … Read More

Stress or Success: You Choose

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On any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed these eye-opening findings after surveying a large sample of U.S. acute care hospitals. It’s a direct reality and reminder of how crucial infection prevention is in healthcare. Today’s sterile processing departments are under more … Read More