Publication Type:

Journal Article


International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), Volume 8, Issue 4 (2019)



Theobjective of this paper is to analyze the existing instrument workflow of CSSD [Central Sterile Supply Department] and to suggest the optimized workflow solutions for the hospital. We need to study about CSSDand what are the various activities which takes placethere along with the timings they required for each activity. By knowing those, we need to find out the critical and non-critical activities to create a map.The basic outline of the map is that the instruments from OT [Operation Theatre] to TSSD [Theatrical Sterile Supply Department], TSSD to CSSD, then CSSD to TSSD and TSSD to OT store. In detail, we will study about each area how the instruments are moving, and how much time it consumes.For that we need to create an existing workflow with the lean tool called VSM [Value Stream Mapping] and in that pick out the critical and non–critical activities. We can remove the non– critical activities and create a new workflow.With the new workflow we will form the Program Evaluation & Review Technique model which helps to know the percentage of efficiency has been improved in accordance to the existing workflow. With this solution, we can propose a new workflow of Instruments with the minimized critical activity and time period for the activities which takes place in CSSD of the hospital sector. Keywords: Value Stream Mapping, Program Evaluation and Review Technique, Optimized Workflow

Cite this Research Publication

Poonthamil R. and Maheshwar Pratap, “Optimization of Instrumental Workflow in CSSD at Hospital Sector”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), vol. 8, no. 4, 2019.