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Steris Series

The challenges of extended steam sterilization cycles

September 2017
CBSPD Expiration: August 31, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: August 3, 2020
Extended cycles have been used quietly in sterile processing departments for decades but very few available validated packaging materials, sterilizers or monitoring devices are available for these extended cycles.

Microbiology essentials for the SPD

JULY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: June 30, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: June 9, 2020

QMS on the horizon

MAY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: April 30, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: March 30, 2020

Sink ergonomics in the SPD

MARCH2017
CBSPD Expiration: February 28, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: January 31, 2020

The SPD force multiplier: Ultrasonic cleaning

JANUARY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: December 31, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: December 7, 2019

Is that really clean?

NOVEMBER 2016
CBSPD Expiration: October 30, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: October 4, 2019

The Surgical Instrument Protection Team

SEPTEMBER 2016
CBSPD Expiration: August 31, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: August 2, 2019

TCO in the SPD

JULY 2016
CBSPD Expiration: June 30, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: June 7, 2019

Water quality for device reprocessing

MAY 2016
CBSPD Expiration: April 30, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: April 4, 2019

Standards, sterilization and quality control

MARCH 2016
CBSPD Expiration: Februay 28, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: February 3, 2019

Rinsing: the most misunderstood step in reprocessing

JANUARY 2016
CBSPD Expiration: December 31, 2020
IAHCSMM Expiration: December 4, 2018

November 2015

Complying with AAMI ST91: Key recommendations for your facility

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CBSPD Expiration: October 31, 2020

IAHCSMM Expiration: October 13, 2018

September 2015

CQI in device decontamination: the role of washer indicator

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CBSPD Expiration: August 31, 2020

IAHCSMM Expiration: August 7, 2018

July 2015

Periodic device testing

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CBSPD Expiration: June 30, 2020

IAHCSMM Expiration: June 10, 2018

May 2015

Optimizing a sterile processing quality system

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CBSPD Expiration: April 30, 2020

IAHCSMM Expiration: April 7, 2018

March 2015

The essential elements of water quality

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CBSPD Expiration: February 29, 2020

IAHCSMM Expiration: February 7, 2018

January 2015

Using HPG sterilization for heat-sensitive devices

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CBSPD Expiration: December 31, 2019

IAHCSMM Expiration: November 21, 2017

November 2014

Which chemical indicator is right for me?

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CBSPD Expiration: October 31, 2019

IAHCSMM Expiration: October 7, 2017

September 2014

Cleaning, inspecting and maintaining laparoscopic instruments

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CBSPD Expiration: August 31, 2019

IIAHCSMM Expiration: July 25, 2017

July 2014

Biofilm and the reprocessing of medical devices

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CBSPD Expiration: June 30, 2019

May 2014

Quality tools help CS follow equipment and product specifications

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CBSPD Expiration: April 30, 2019

March 2014

Chemical disinfection and sterilization

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CBSPD Expiration: February 28, 2019

January 2014

“Hot” issues in steam sterilization

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CBSPD Expiration: December 31, 2018

November 2013

Endoscope care watch-outs

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CBSPD Expiration: October 31, 2018

September 2013

Hands-free automated disinfection systems for patient areas

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CBSPD Expiration: August 31, 2018

July 2013

A primer on disinfection

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CBSPD Expiration: June 30, 2018

May 2013

Quality management systems for point-of-use reprocessing

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CBSPD Expiration: April 30, 2018

March 2013

Oxidative chemistries for disinfection and sterilization

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CBSPD Expiration: February 28, 2018

January 2013

Water quality systems in sterile processing

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CBSPD Expiration: December 31, 2017

November 2012

Washer monitoring: A must-have for today’s best practices (Part Two)

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CBSPD Expiration: October 31, 2017

September 2012

Washer monitoring: A must-have for today’s best practices (Part 1)

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CBSPD Expiration: August 31, 2017

July 2012

GS1, GTINs and the SPD: Where we are and where we’re going

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CBSPD Expiration: June 30, 2017

March 2012

Blanket and fluid warming cabinet basics for SPD professionals

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CBSPD Expiration: February 28, 2017

November 2011

Class 6 sterility assurance technologies

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CBSPD Expiration: October 31, 2016

September 2011

Achieving LEAN sterile processing

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CBSPD Expiration: August 31, 2016