We're happy to present you with this month's collection of top industry related news and articles. Enjoy!
Turkey Introduces New Standards for Medical Waste Control
Lexology – 6 February, 2017
The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey recently adopted the new regulation on control of medical waste.
Children’s Hospital Fails Federal Surgical Inspection
The Detroit News – 27 March, 2017
Children’s Hospital of Michigan failed a late January inspection conducted by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of a broad investigation into dirty surgical instruments at Detroit Medical Center hospitals.
Detroit Medical Center Submits Corrective Action Olan on Sterile Surgical Problems
Modern Healthcare – 27 March, 2017
Detroit Medical Center has received federal approval for a corrective action plan in response to a surprise inspection in January in which Medicare hospital quality inspectors found numerous violations of federal infection control and patient safety rules.
Trouble Keeping Up With the Not-So-Daily Responsibilities in Your Dental Practice?
Dentistry IQ – 3 April, 2017
There's no denying the To Do lists for dental team members can be endless, and the not-so-daily chores can get pushed to the back burner. Here's how to keep that from happening and making sure all items are covered.
Medford parents Now Have Choice for Wind Instrument Sterilization
Wicked Local – 21 March, 2017
Medical instruments must be sterilized but do wind instruments need to be sterilized in between users? Interesting question.
Sterilization Issue Put 2016 Windsor Regional Hospital Budget In The Red
BlackburnNews.com – 7 April, 2017
Windsor Regional Hospital is dealing with a $5-million operation deficit.
CDC Chief Fears a Deadly Superbug’s Spread
STATnes.com – 21 April, 2017
Public health officials have a lot on their plate now: Outbreaks of measles and flu, soaring deaths from opioid overdoses, funding cuts.
Food Packaging Design: How to Comply with Food Processing Methods?
Packaging Innovation – 10 April, 2017
Food packaging, evidently, needs to be as safe as it is appealing. Food processing methods greatly determine packaging requirements, including sterilization, and, hence, food packaging designs.
High Pressure: Uses for Pasteurization
Food Safety Magazine – 04 April, 2017
High hydrostatic pressure technologies are used in numerous applications, from preparing ceramic composites for aircraft, industrial diamond production, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and, more recently, for pasteurizing food.
Sterilization Monitoring: The Front Line of Infection Prevention
3M Science – 04 April, 2017
Hospital officials are warning heart surgery patients that they may have been exposed to bacteria due to sterilization problems with medical equipment.
New Guide Supports Cleaning Protocols for Reusable Medical Devices
OHS Online – 11 April, 2017
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted FDA about a potential association between multi-drug resistant bacteria and duodenoscopes, and FDA's investigation showed that infections were occurring despite confirmation that the users were following proper manufacturer cleaning and disinfection or sterilization instructions.
Pharmacists should also care about sterilization.
Pharmacist Convicted of Racketeering, Fraud in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
CNN – 23 March, 2017
A Pharmacist was acquitted on 25 counts of second-degree murder in connection with a deadly 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. Sixty-four patients in nine states died in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak.
NECC Trial Witness: Framingham Pharmacy Failed to Sterilize Equipment
Rare – 24 January, 2017
A former New England Compounding Center employee testified that a key piece of equipment in the clean rooms, which were supposed to be sterile, were not regularly cleaned even as drug production increased tenfold.
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