By Stephen Spanos, MD
By Ashley Brooks BA, CRCST, CFER; and Jonathan Reimer, MBA, CRCST
By William C. Henry Sr., CRCST
By Anthony Thurmond, CRCST, CIS, CHL
For many years, central service/sterile processing (CS/SP) was the behind-the-scenes department that wasn’t always recognized for its critical contributions to patient care and patient safety.
By Stephanie Davis, MSHA, RN, CNOR, CSSM
In every operating room (OR) or procedural area, a patient deserves the peace of mind that the endoscopic instruments they are exposed to are free of any potentially infectious matter that can harm them.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issued the following statement on steps the agency is taking to prevent potential medical device shortages and ensure safe and effective sterilization amid shutdown of a large contract sterilization facility:
Through its awards program, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) honors central service/sterile processing (CS/SP) professionals each year who demonstrate exceptional leadership, dedication and service in the CS/SP discipline.
By Melinda Benedict, MS, CIC, CFER
In case you missed any of this content, ICT presents the 2018 Year in Review for sterile processing.
Endoscopy-related infections represent an important threat for healthcare systems worldwide. Recent outbreaks of infections with multidrug resistant micro-organisms have highlighted the problems of contaminated endoscopes.