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Roche announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on...

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that will...

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Tips for avoiding rodent infestations in colder seasons

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Title tussle

Rick Dana Barlow reflects on the evolution of healthcare supply chain trends, job titles, responsibilities and more over the last several decades.

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SPECIAL REPORT

Making haste with controlling waste

Effectively managing a healthcare organization’s waste stream doesn’t always and totally involve used products.

November 2017 Product Picks

Instrument reprocessing trays with lids, Breast stabilization system, ICU door, Injection-pen needle, 3D-printed anterior cervical cage

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Sealing cracks in the care continuum

Healthcare delivery doesn’t stop at the hospital exit anymore. In today’s care continuum model it’s no longer a matter of managing products and services for inpatient care only. What’s Supply Chain’s role?

Inclusion collusion

Industry experts suggest how to design kits and procedure trays to enhance and support clinical and workflow effectiveness and efficiency.

The trouble with textiles

Only in recent years has textiles been given the attention merited as a potential source of HAIs. Facilities are finding new products to help them solve the problem.

Healthcare soils 101: Identifying and removing them

November 2017
CBSPD Expiration: October 31, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: October 3, 2020

IAHCSMM now accepting applications for new endoscope certification program pilot exam

IAHCSMM is currently accepting applications to participate in a discounted pilot exam for the new Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) certification.

Passing eyewasher inspections; creating a suitable space for scope processing

Ray Taurasi offers advice on how to set up a safe, compliant eyewasher station and what’s needed to create a suitable space for processing endoscopes.

Seeing is believing, right?

Visual inspection of endoscopes doesn’t enable sterile processing pros to spot everything because it’s not foolproof and likely will miss residual microscopic organisms that remain within the nooks, crannies and tubing.

Discovering the obvious

What are some of the most obvious warning signs your endoscopic equipment has not been cleaned properly before HLD or sterilization? Experts weigh in.

Uncovering the obscure

What are some of the most obscure warning signs your endoscopic equipment has not been cleaned properly before HLD or sterilization? Experts weigh in.

Tipping point for sure-fire cleaning techniques

What are some useful tips on how to inspect cleaned endoscopic devices before they are placed into the HLD unit or sterilizer? Experts weigh in.
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Fast Stats

November 2017

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500,000

duodenoscopes are used for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures every year.

76

minutes of hands-on staff time is approximately what it takes to reprocess one flexible endoscope.

17

minutes is required to manually clean one endoscope;

$114.07

to $280.71 is approximately what is costs to reprocess one endoscope.

$4.45

is the total minimum cost of pre-cleaning materials needed for one endoscope;
$10.28 is the maximum total cost.

$11.12

is the total minimum cost of manual cleaning materials needed for one endoscope; $37.11 is the total maximum total cost.

$14.62

is the total minimum cost of cleaning verification materials for one endoscope; $49.69 is the maximum total cost.

$10.74

is the total minimum cost of using an AER on one endoscope; $17.21 is the maximum total cost.

$1.88

is the total minimum cost of drying and storing one endoscope; $6.45 is the maximum total cost.

Sources: Food and Drug Administration; IASCHMM; “A GLIMPSE AT THE TRUE COST OF REPROCESSING ENDOSCOPES: RESULTS OF A PILOT PROJECT”; Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH; Mariah R. Quick, MPH; John E. Eiland, MS, RN; Steven J. Adams, RN, CRCST.