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Significant updates made to ANSI/AAMI ST79

ANSI/AAMI ST79, “Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities” is now updated.

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.

Proper endoscope cleaning requires visual cues — even for the...

Removal of soil and inspection of endoscopes for residual debris or damage are critical steps in assessing the quality of reprocessing and whether the device is fit to move on in the process.

27 tips for equipment contracting

Challenges with the supply chain can seem overwhelming, but the process for purchasing capital equipment can be streamlined and simplified.

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.

Optimizing reprocessing

CS/SPD departments that have successfully improved their reprocessing turnover shared the practices, tools and services they use to achieve their goals.

Team LeeSar puts customers, patients first via Lean staff

The right motivation and philosophy, Lean-trained staff, well-designed processes, and best tools earned LeeSar HPN’s 2017 SPD Department of the Year award.