Healthcare Departments

A Strategy to Ensure IFUs are Followed in the SPD

October 31, 2018

By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER

Q:  Our department was recently cited for not having manufacturer’s written instructions (IFUs) for all the devices we clean and sterilize.  How do we ever comply with this?  We have so many items to process.

Vaccination: A Key Weapon in the Occupational Health Arsenal

October 31, 2018

One of the key interventions in occupational health is vaccination, particularly to protect against influenza. Flu among healthcare personnel (HCP) can lead to lost workdays and can spread to other workers and to patients who are at significant risk of serious flu complications.