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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.

Reaping the back 40

Looking back on 40 years, what do supply chain and sterile processing professionals think about HPN’s past coverage and how do these departments plan to improve care and save money going forward?

Empowered by real science

2017 IAHCSMM educational sessions teach attendees how to defend, protect and reinforce the knowledge, experience and confidence they have about the work they do.

Coming Soon: IAHCSMM Endoscope Reprocessing Manual, Endoscope Certification

IAHCSMM has a new, comprehensive Endoscope Reprocessing Manual endoscope reprocessing technicians and managers of all levels.

Good repair vendor relations improve safety, cut costs

Healthcare facilities are jeopardizing patient safety and budgets if they aren’t partnering with their original equipment manufacturers and third-party servicing companies.

Sink ergonomics in the SPD

MARCH2017
CBSPD Expiration: February 28, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: January 31, 2020

Building strong collaboration between SPD and the OR

Breakdowns in communication are the single largest cause of sentinel events within healthcare each year, per The Joint Commission. In fact, it is estimated...

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...

Ten in 10 ahead

Last month, we highlighted 10 milestones from the last decade as Healthcare Purchasing News marked 40 years of service. This month we fast forward...