Sterilization and Infection Control News Update - January 2017

We're happy to present you with this month's collection of top industry related news and articles. Enjoy!
Tuttnauer Product Experts
January 31, 2017

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


DMC Layoffs don’t Include Sterilization Facility

The Detroit News – 29 November, 2016

The Detroit Medical Center is laying off some of its 12,400-member workforce, but it has exempted workers at the heart of a recently concluded federal probe into dirty surgical instruments at its five Midtown hospitals.

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Chinese City Halts Bird Trade over Flu Epidemic Fears – 26 December, 2016

Bird flu in China. We can only hope that the precautions taken will suffice birdflu infection control.

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Russia, Brazil Firms Agree to Develop Irradiation Center to Sterilize Medicines

Sputnik – 02 December, 2016

Russia’s state-run United Innovation Corporation and Brazilian consultancy CK3 signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an irradiation center that would sterilize healthcare and cosmetic products.

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Follow These Guidelines To Innovate Well

Daily News – 20 December, 2016

3M takes an innovative look at the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) and comes up with out of the box solutions.

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Trial to Begin for Pharmacist Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

CNN – 04 January, 2017

More than 700 people in 20 states were diagnosed with fungal meningitis and other infections after receiving contaminated medication in 2012. Sixty-four patients in nine states died, making it the deadliest meningitis outbreak in US history.

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Can A New Device Put An End To Contaminated Duodenoscopes?

Consumer Advocacy News – 03 January, 2017

A new device looks to completely eradicate deaths caused by contaminated duodenscopes.

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Raid of Unlicensed Plastic Surgeon's Home in Delta Prompts Alert about Health Risk – 11 January, 2017

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia is urging all clients of an unlicensed plastic surgeon in Delta to see a registered physician for possible HIV and hepatitis testing.

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3 Ways Big Data Will Ensure your Sterile Processing Department is Part of the Digital Transformation

Ascendco Health – 16 January, 2017

How can big data position your sterile processing department to intercept the predicted spending lanes of 2017 and be a part of the solution? Here are 3 examples that align with expressed areas of focus by 20 of our nations largest healthcare delivery systems.

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NASA Glenn RED Team Helps EP+R Sterilize Ambulances

ECN Magazine – 17 January, 2017

When a small business in Kent, Ohio was looking for help to advance one of their products, it came from an unexpected source.

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No Infections Reported

Pasadena Weekly – 12 January, 2017

Hospital officials are warning heart surgery patients that they may have been exposed to bacteria due to sterilization problems with medical equipment.

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Professional Body Piercing Checklist: What to Look for in a Piercer

Body Candy – 17 January, 2017

A license does not mean that the piercer is properly trained to perform piercing properly.

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Sterilization in Dentistry is always important.



Health Department Finds Dead Mice, Insects, Dirty Instruments

NBC – 09 January, 2017

How would you feel if you found dead mice, insects and dirty instruments inside your dentist's dental clinic sterilization room?

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Duendoscope ToolDirty Dental Tools Put Dozens at Risk for Disease

Necn  – 10 January, 2017

Patients of a dental clinic in Morrsville, Vermont may have been exposed to pathogens on improperly-cleaned dental equipment.

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Duendoscope ToolDentist Who May Have Exposed 500+ Vets to HIV and Hepatitis Resigns in Shame

Rare  – 03 December, 2017

There are so many cases of improper sterilization in dental clinics. The latest is a dentist who may have exposed 500+ vets to HIV and Hepatitis. Wonder what can be done?

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