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2017 Sterile Processing State of the Industry Report

April 25, 2017

This year's state of the industry report on sterile processing, with data provided through an online survey of ICT readers who work in sterile processing departments (SPDs) and central sterile supply departments (CSSDs), is designed to offer a snapshot of the key issues and challenges relating to budgets, resourcing and workloads, as well as human factor-related issues.

Chemical High-Level Disinfection Documentation is Essential

April 18, 2017

Q: In reviewing our manual high-level disinfection (HLD) records, I noted that on several occasions, the temperature of the solution did not reach the manufacturer’s recommended temperature. The technician did not notify the supervisor of this problem and the following technicians never noted this error on the log. What should we do?

US Endoscopy Acquires Genii

April 10, 2017

US Endoscopy, a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, announces the acquisition of Genii, Inc. Based in St. Paul, Minn.

Researchers Investigate Flexible Endoscope Decontamination

April 4, 2017

Jadczak, et al. (2017) report that Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital has Olympus EDT machines for cleaning of endoscopes. In the standard program the wash time is 3 minutes with special detergent and the disinfection time is 5 minutes.