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From initial design to workflow optimization,
planning is the key

The right architectural planning can enable the best possible workflow in the sterile processing department. This not only assures hygiene safety and maximum productivity, but also makes a better workplace for the staff.

How we can support you in planning and design

Getinge provides professional support and advice throughout the planning process. We are there with you from the earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction. We'll help you gain an understanding of capacity need, learn the optimized logistic flow of instruments, equipment and staff, and give you a photo-realistic walk-through of the future facility.

2D and 3D drawings provide a better understanding of the workflow

We provide both 2D and 3D CAD renderings of the project using CAD and BIM-symbols. 2D drawings provide an overview of the proposed equipment's placement and required space in the facility. 3D drawings help the space come to life, providing a realistic view of the planned flow of instruments, goods and people.

CAD-symbols make a realistic visualization of your project possible

Our large library of 2D and 3D AutoCAD symbols can help to visualize a broad range
of our equipment in our drawings. They not only contain 2D-intelligence, but
can also be used in 3D-renderings and animations to get a photo-realistic view.

Create a computable model of your facility using BIM and Revit

Building information modeling (BIM) is a concept for generating and managing a computable model of a facility or a building project. BIM software, such as Revit, enables generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of facilities, meeting the demands from the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

Use animations to make the future sterile supply department come to life

With photo-realistic walk-throughs and animations the design can be easily visualized and understood. Hospital staff can get an accessible picture of the design proposals, giving them the possibility to influence and provide feedback on the project.

Equipment downloads

Get the symbols required for your specific project and drawings. Navigate easily through the database of BIM, CAD-Symbols and other necessary equipment specifications. Download the files suitable for your project, use them to create drawings, and get an understanding of your future sterile processing department.

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7 FAQs on building a CSSD


Jörgen Alstberg is Project Manager - Complex Projects at the architectural planning department. He explains that Getinge's aim is to increase patient safety by decreasing the risk of contamination. This can be done by increasing efficiency and reducing the cost of handling instruments. Five designers work at the architectural planning department in Sweden, creating one central sterile supply department a day. Worldwide, Getinge has more than 20 designers available to help you with your project.


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Understanding the capacity need

When optimizing a new sterile processing department, one crucial parameter is your required production capacity – both today and tomorrow. Underestimating the need will create bottlenecks and costly delays. Overestimating will cause unnecessary costs. Both must be avoided in order to secure the most cost-efficient production flow. The Getinge Optimizer calculation tool delivers the most accurate estimation of the production requirements for your specific hospital.

Planning the sterile supply department

Getinge helps keep your costs down while ensuring the right production level. With the right architectural planning, a seamless workflow is secured. This not only assures hygiene safety and maximum productivity, but also improves the workplace better for the staff, minimizing the cost of sick leave.


Example: CSSD for 4 ORs

150 hospital beds
 4 ORs
 4,400 operations/year

 Working schedule:
 5 days/week
 10 hours/day

Example: CSSD for 8 ORs

200 hospital beds
8 ORs
9,500 operations/year

Working schedule:
5 days/week
8 hours/day

Example: CSSD for 17 ORs

500 hospital beds
17 ORs
20300 operations/year

Working schedule:
5,5 days/week
12 hours/day