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Table 3 Description of available equipment in the SSDs and OT areas in the 4 rural hospitals

From: Assessment of laparoscopic instrument reprocessing in rural India: a mixed methods study

Description of SSD/OT cleaning facilities Hospitals n=
Washer-disinfector 1
Drying machine 1
Water gun 0
Hand shower 0
Brushes for internal and external cleaning 0
Ultrasonic cleaner 0
Compressed air 0
Personal protection equipment 0
Clean area/sterilisation equipment Hospitals n=
Manual steam autoclave 3
Pressure cooker 1
Ethylene oxide steriliser 1
Insulation tester 0
Microscope 0
Instrument composition baskets 0
Set Composition reference 0
Heat sealer 0