Transitioning to an Electronic Tracking system often involves importing your existing CSSD Check Sheets and Surgical Devices data, currently maintained in MS Word or Excel. A common challenge is the varied naming of the same type of surgical instruments.
For instance, Mayo Forceps for example, might be named in several ways:
- 15cm Curved Mayo Forceps
- Mayo Forceps 15cm Curved
- Curved 15cm Mayo Forceps
- Forceps Mayo Curved 15cm
- 6" Mayo Curved Forcep
Let's explore five tips on establishing a consistent naming convention for surgical instruments to simplify this process.