It's been given an official name, COVID-19, and will likely become known as SARS-CoV-2, when all is said and done.

The Mandate to Maintain and Follow Manufacturers’ Maintenance Documents and Service Manuals

June 26, 2019

Many of the regulatory and accreditation criteria for healthcare facilities relate to decontamination, sterilization and maintenance procedures. The standards often require hospital SPD, BMET, OR, Infection Control and other technicians to follow and have easy access to manufacturers’ directives regarding preparing and caring for their devices, equipment and systems.

OR Collaboration Key to Endoscope Safety

April 11, 2019

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.

FDA Issues Statement on Shutdown of Large Contract Sterilization Facility

March 27, 2019

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:

IAHCSMM Names 2019 Award Recipients

March 9, 2019

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.

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