What happens if medical instruments are not sanitized properly? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

It is critical for any medical instruments being used on a patient to be properly sanitized. Failure of this procedure can lead to cross-contamination of infections and diseases from patient to patient, causing serious illness and even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all surgical instruments be brought to a central facility to be sanitized, not in the medical facility itself.