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Connecting the dots, removing the spots

When it comes to disinfectants and sterilants, it is important to understand what they can and can’t do, and where and how to use them properly.

An overview of lean transformation in sterile processing

DECEMBER 2017
CBSPD Expiration: November 30, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: October 31, 2020

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.

Inclusion collusion

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

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.

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.