The disposable plastic bags we used to use to transport flexible cystoscopes to and from the sterile processing department cost $1.80 each. Each of our four procedure rooms are filled with seven procedures a day, so we wasted a lot of bags and a lot of money.
We recently purchased six sturdy, reusable lidded containers on Amazon for $90. The containers support and protect the scopes while they're in transit and are cleanable. We've saved about $8,100 over the course of a year since making the switch from bags to bins.
Lore Wieler, RN, BSN, CNOR
Urology Health Surgery Center
Huntington Valley, Pa.