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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.

Healthcare standards make a trip to the real world

Applying real world evidence can shed light on how well medical devices work in day-to-day clinical practice.

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.

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.

The full scope of instrument care

While sterile processing follows a logical series of steps — decontamination, cleaning and sterilization — so only safe and effective instruments reach the hands...

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...