In response to the safety alert issued by the FDA on Dec. 3, 2009 regarding the STERIS Corp. System 1®, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) has developed comprehensive solutions, new resources, financial assistance and educational initiatives to help those complying with the FDA safety alert to better navigate through the transition, including an informational Webinar series that launches on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.
The Webinar series will provide important information for healthcare professionals concerned about the steps to ensure a smooth transition. The first ASP-sponsored Webinar, "Transitioning from the STERIS System 1?" aims to help facilities maintain standards of patient care and infection prevention by answering pressing questions such as:
-- What are ASP's alternatives to the SS1?
-- How do I minimize impact on staff and avoid interruptions to procedures?
-- How do I start making the transition and what do I need to know now?
-- What will the sterilization process be after the transition and will it result in a higher standard of care?
-- What financial and educational assistance is ASP offering to help facilities with the transition?
Participants will hear from a panel of ASP representatives who have been working firsthand with facilities as they transition from the SS1. Participant questions will be answered at the conclusion of the Webinar. The Webinar is free of charge and will be held on Feb. 12, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Registration can be accessed at