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2016 Year in Review: Disinfection & Sterilization

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ICT presents a review of the top news and features relating to disinfection and sterilization in 2016.


Heater-Cooler Devices Blamed for Global Mycobacterium chimaera Outbreak
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/11/heatercooler-devices-blamed-for-global-mycobacterium-chimaera-outbreak.aspx

ECRI Institute's Annual Health Technology Hazards List Includes Infection Risks
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/11/ecri-institutes-annual-health-technology-hazards-list-includes-infection-risks.aspx

Complete Sanitation of Robotic Surgical Instruments Virtually Impossible, Study Shows
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/10/complete-sanitation-of-robotic-surgical-instruments-virtually-impossible-study-shows.aspx

Divergent Views Expressed at FDA's Third-Party Service Workshop
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/11/divergent-views-expressed-at-fdas-thirdparty-service-workshop.aspx

FDA Conducts Inquiry of Third-Party Servicing and Refurbishment of Medical Devices
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/10/fda-conducts-inquiry-of-thirdparty-servicing-and-refurbishment-of-medical-devices.aspx

Implementing a Comprehensive Endoscope Reprocessing Program
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/10/implementing-a-comprehensive-endoscope-reprocessing-program.aspx

HAI Forum Probes Role of Medical Devices and Equipment
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/10/hai-forum-probes-role-of-medical-devices-and-equipment.aspx

Sterile Processing, Infection Control and Zero Patient Harm: Collaboration Starts With Us
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/06/sterile-processing-infection-control-and-zero-patient-harm-collaboration-starts-with-us.aspx

2016 Decontaminator of the Year Award Winner is Announced
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/05/2016-decontaminator-of-the-year-award-winner-is-announced.aspx

IAHCSMM Announces 2016 Award Recipients
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/04/iahcsmm-announces-2016-award-recipients.aspx

Hospitals, Industry and Government Wrestle With Approaches to Address Scope-Related Outbreaks
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/05/hospitals-industry-and-government-wrestle-with-approaches-to-address-scoperelated-outbreaks.aspx

CS Certification Gains Momentum
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/04/cs-certification-gains-momentum.aspx

Experts Call Reprocessing Training 'Non-Negotiable'
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/03/experts-call-reprocessing-training-nonnegotiable.aspx

'Just' a Tech? The Benefits and Greatness of Being a Sterile Processing Technician
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/02/just-a-tech-the-benefits-and-greatness-of-being-a-sterile-processing-technician.aspx

SGNA Releases Two Infection Prevention Practice Documents for GI Professionals
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/02/sgna-releases-two-infection-prevention-practice-documents-for-gi-professionals.aspx

Senate Member Releases New Report Following Yearlong Investigation of Scope-Related Outbreaks
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/01/senate-member-releases-new-report-following-yearlong-investigation-of-scoperelated-outbreaks.aspx

ECRI Institute Announces Its Top 10 Technological Advances to Watch in 2016
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/01/ecri-institute-announces-its-top-10-technological-advances-to-watch-in-2016.aspx

2016 SPD Dialogue columns:

A Policy Conundrum: Unused Items
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/12/a-policy-conundrum-unused-items.aspx

Best Practices for Transporting Soiled Items
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/11/best-practices-for-transporting-soiled-items.aspx

The Recommended Process for BI Testing
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/10/the-recommended-process-for-bi-testing.aspx

Best Practices for Hand-Washing Items in the SPD
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/09/best-practices-for-handwashing-items-in-the-spd.aspx

Emergency Eyewash Stations are Paramount to Safety in the SPD
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/07/emergency-eyewash-stations-are-paramount-to-safety-in-the-spd.aspx

The Dress Code for SPD Personnel and Scrub Laundering
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/06/the-dress-code-for-spd-personnel-and-scrub-laundering.aspx

Third-Party Reprocessing is a Smart Idea for Hospitals
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/06/thirdparty-reprocessing-is-a-smart-idea-for-hospitals.aspx

Using a Bowie-Dick Test Correctly
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/04/using-a-bowiedick-test-correctly.aspx

Proper Glove Use in the Prep Area of the SPD
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/02/proper-glove-use-in-the-prep-area-of-the-spd.aspx

Protecting Disinfected Laryngoscope Blades in Storage
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/01/protecting-disinfected-laryngoscope-blades-in-storage.aspx

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