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         Clinical intelligence for supply chain leadership


November 2015

Special Focus

Supply Chain spanning patient care delivery spectrum

Non-acute service lines draw operational expertise inside, outside the hospital’s four walls.

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Operating Room
Cutting edge OR imaging keeps quality in sight

Hybrid surgical suites showcase diagnostic imaging equipment to provide sharp internal views for minimally invasive procedures.

Infection Prevention

Battling pathogens with best products and practices

Product evaluation plays a critical, crucial role in fortifying infection prevention processes and producing optimal outcomes.


CS Connection
Sterile Processing takes center stage

A controversial issue propelled the sterile processing function to prominence earlier this year for all the wrong reasons, but the profession strives for preventive measures.

Separating endoscopic fact from fiction

Making sense of instructions for use

Spotting maintenance warning signs

Time to replace your facility’s endoscopes?

Sourcing endoscope repair organizations

Cracking the duodenoscope reprocessing case

Storing endoscopic devices:
7 Common mistakes and fixes

Endoscope storage, tracking techniques that work

Why relying on OEMs for repair means value

Reprocessing duodenoscopes:
Considerations for healthcare facilities

Endoscope Guide Product Focus

Self-Study Series
Complying with AAMI ST91: Key recommendations for your facility

by Mary Ann Drosnock

CS Solutions
Setting standards: handling scope accessories, SPD dress codes, culturing scopes

by Ray Taurasi

IAHCSMM Viewpoint
Quality improvement and budgeting for CS

by Rose Seavey

Products and Services

Kicking less waste to the curb

Eco-minded waste management improves efficiencies, keeps bottom line green.

People & Opinions

Fast Foreward

A $30 million airway fire and the wisdom of certifying medical laser
safety officers

by Geoff Giordano

Standard Practices
FMOLHS and Cook Medical take a standards road trip

by Karen Conway

Back Talk
Purchased services represent the one-two punch

by Robert T. Yokl

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