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Getting a handle on instrument storage

There is no shortage of options when it comes to keeping instruments protected and free of contaminates during storage and transport.

Washer testing; washer disinfector inspections

Ray offers advice on proper washer testing and disinfector inspections to sterile processing professionals.

Sharps safety; putting baby blankets in trays

Ray offers advice on setting up a sharps safety policy in the SPD and why placing baby blankets in case trays are not a good idea.

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.

Your CS/SPD staff is certifiable

HPN spotlights CS/SPD departments with robust certification and training programs and the various resources these facilities are using to grow and nurture capable, knowledgeable teams.

Decontam is in the details

New guidance documents are on the horizon that will impact decontamination processes in central CS/SPD departments – and new products too.

Following manufacturers’ cleaning instructions for use – is that enough?

Some people think following the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization is enough but facilities should conduct PQA testing as well.

Validated? It’s complicated

The sterile processing community considers proposed efforts to standardize manufacturer IFUs for ease of use, to drive more effective cleaning/sterilization, and improve patient safety.

Hydrogen peroxide sterilization in healthcare facilities today

FEBRUARY 2017
CBSPD Expiration: January 31, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: January 9, 2020

In pursuit of clean

It is common knowledge that a dirty surgical instrument cannot be sterilized. But effectively cleaning them prior to sterilization is no easy task. Failure...