World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences Congress 2017

The annual Congress of the World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences (WFHSS) welcomes more than 1,500 attendees from 40 countries. The WFHSS congress is scheduled for October 4-7 2017 in Bonn, Germany. This year’s program focuses on the latest developments in sterilization sciences supporting the important role of medical device reprocessing in the global healthcare industry.

Low Temp Hydrogen Peroxide Plasma Sterilizer

Tuttnauer will present (booth #D18) its latest and most advanced products and solutions for CSSD/SPD, clinics and labs. The conference is an opportunity to share our experience and knowledge about the latest developments in reprocessing of medical devices. Visit our booth and receive valuable information about the latest low temp hydrogen peroxide plasma sterilizer designed to reprocess heat sensitive devices and endoscopes and about the different autoclaving solutions available. Whether you are interested in establishing reprocessing solutions or if you need to advance on existing solutions, Tuttnauer experts will listen to your needs and direct you towards the most appropriate solution.


You’re invited to visit booth D18 at the WFHSS



Sterilization and Infection Control News Update - September 2017

We're happy to present you with this month's collection of top industry related news and articles. Enjoy!


Statistic on Safety of Medical Scopes 'Inaccurate, Outdated,' Researchers Say

Los Angeles Times – 04 August, 2017

For decades, doctors reassured patients about the safety of medical scopes with a single statistic. But it seems that published numbers are not true.

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Volunteering for Hope

Bite Magazine – 10 May, 2017

The Hope For Cambodian Children Foundation brings vital dental care to children outside the city of Battambang; they need volunteers to help them do it.

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Sterilization Resumes at Hospital

Medicine Hat News – 8 June, 2017

A residue was discovered on equipment in the early stages of sterilization at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, and it appears that one of the root causes was particles in the water system. The issues have benn addressed.

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Are Kidney Stone Surgeries Putting Patients at Risk?

Catch News – 14 June, 2017

Twenty-four elective surgeries have been cancelled so far at Yellowknife's Stanton Territorial Hospital, after the machines that sterilize surgical instruments were found to be malfunctioning earlier this week.

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Properly Sterilizing Scopes Still a Challenge, Experts Say

Medical Press –48 July, 2017

Maybe you're getting a gallstone removed or maybe your doctor says there's a new way to remove a painful kidney stone. There's a medical device to pluck them out, but how clean is it?

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Bill Would Regulate Pennsylvania's Tattoo Shops

Reading Eagle – 23 June, 2017

Lawmakers are looking to enact a number of regulations on the mostly unwatched tattoo and piercing industries, including inspections and tests.

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Uganda On Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Alert

All Africa – 24 August, 2017

Uganda has been placed on high alert as the Ministry of Health investigates and monitors suspected cases of the deadly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in the central districts of Kiboga and Nakaseke.

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What Happens When a Hurricane Hits a Hospital

Time Health – 28 August, 2017

When a hurricane hits Houston, it also threatens some of the world's leading medical care.

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Scoping the Landscape of Endoscope Infection

Lawyers & Settlements – 20 August, 2017

There is little doubt that endoscopes, duodenoscopes and other intricate scopes designed for ‘internal diagnostics’ are a godsend for patients and used hundreds of times a day. However, the risks cannot be discounted, as an endoscope infection lawsuit has shown.

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Libya: Hospitals Suffering from Shortages; Public Infrastructure Collapsing

Reliefweb – 24 August, 2017

Hospitals in Libya are suffering from a shortage of medical supplies even as they see an increase in patients, leading the ICRC to donate a new round of needed medicines and material to three facilities across the country.

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Drying is a Critical Phase of the Sterilization Process

ICT – 05 September, 2017

This article examines why drying is a critical stage of the sterilization process.

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