October was a busy month with news sterilization and infection control related items in the news. Once again, we've collected for you those that we found to be interesting. Enjoy!
ChristianWeek – 11 September, 2015
This is a story about human spirit. A young woman from Canada dedicates her life to save lifes in Africa. Her mission is to help hospitals develop methods to cheaply, sustainably and effectively sterilize medical instruments.
Med Device Online – 21 September, 2015
FDA has issued new recommendations for facilities and health workers on how to reprocess the devices to limit the risk of contamination more effectively.
ICT - 10 October, 2015
Hospital’s must come to the realization that single poorly trained Central Sterilization tech can adversely affect more patients in a single day than a bad surgeon. CS technicians are much more than dishwashers 2.0. Read this important article by ICT.
Buenos Aires Herald – 26 September, 2015
Three health workers were injured after sterilization equipment exploded at the Hospital de Clínicas. All three received treatment for minor abrasions and burns to their faces and legs in the hospital’s emergency room.
MPRnews – 23 September, 2015
The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center has suspended most surgeries this week after finding a foreign substance in some sterilizing equipment.
The Weather Network – 10 October, 2015
The whole job description sounds a bit like Sci-Fi: One lone woman, with a mission to protect the universe... from Earth.
HealthDay - 5 October, 2015
The findings from the postmarket surveillance studies may help identify additional ways to reduce risks associated with scopes, such as new labeling with different cleaning/sterilization instructions or new regulations to protect patient safety.
The Times of India – 16 October, 2015
Fourteen cardiac patients were wheeled out of a sueprspeciality heart care unit after a fire broke on the first floor of the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital in Pimpri.
ICT – 14 October, 2015
It’s usually the small things that are overlooked, emphasizes John Lowe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Lowe’s facility was among a handful in the United States that treated patients infected with Ebola virus in 2014.
LinkedIn – 19 October, 2015
As long as 3,000 years ago, Ancient Egyptians were utilizing antiseptics such as pitch and tar to embalm the bodies of their dead, which we now call the process of mummification. From that day to this, a great many things have changed in how we use chemicals and instrumentation to treat the human body -- most strikingly, we can now cut into a person, while they are still alive, and actually heal them.