With the increase of complicated medical devices, central service departments (CSDs) face challenges like this one posted on a CSD chat room: “Is it acceptable to wash instrument sets through the washer in the rigid containers with the li
Did you know that hairdressers must pass a state exam to become a certified beautician? What about respiratory therapists or dental hygienists? Aren’t surgical techs in the operating room (OR) certified, as are some OR nurses?
In February, the merger between the American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (ASHCSP) and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) was finalized.
In this new year, more central service (CS) community members will become familiar with two sterilization standards that were updated in late 2006, and will also find help from another update that is expected any time in January 2008.
ASHCSP Announces Plans to Merge with IAHCSMM to Create Stronger Voice for the Central Service Profession
CHICAGO -- Creating a stronger, more unified front for the central service profession is one step closer to reality.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced today a collaborative agreement that will give more healthcare p