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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.

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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…

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Implementing a Comprehensive Endoscope Reprocessing Program

Infection Control Today – 18 October, 2016

Several studies and media reports have linked outbreaks of multi-drug resistant organ-isms (MDROs) to endoscopes without any…

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Sterilization News

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Invendo Medical Announces FDA Clearance of the Invendoscopy E200 System – Including the First and Only Sterile, Single-Use Endoscope For Colonoscopies

Med Device Online – 07 September, 2016

A Simple, Safe and Effective…

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Sterilization Methods for Medical Device Packaging

Packaging World – 25 July, 2016

The sterilization method has to be compatible with the medical device and the packaging. Read a review of the different methods of coming with the equipment clean.

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Huntington Hospital Faces Up to Infection Crisis

Whittier Daily News – 16 June, 2016

Almost every hospital encounters complicated and serious needs to improve sterilization, expecially endoscope sterilization. How do hospitals deal with the crises?

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What is an Autoclave?

Heat Kills All

As we explained in our first post on microbiology, microorganisms need food, the right temperature, and enough moisture to survive and reproduce. So why not just starve them or dry them out? Since microorganisms can survive on tiny amounts of nutrients and moisture, these methods are not effective enough. Moreover, the spore, a kind of bacteria that lives in a quasi-hibernation state, can survive in extremely…

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CSSD Technicians Working in Hospital Sterile Services Supply Department (CSSD)

 

For both patients and hospital staff alike, germs must be destroyed in order to prevent the spread of infections. An important example of this is the fight against health-care-associated infections (HAIs), infections that hospital patients get as a result of their stay in the hospital. This may be due to contaminated equipment, surgical instruments, or improper staff hygiene.

Every hospital must have a battle plan to prevent the spread of HAIs. The hospital’s germ warfare strategy consists of three processes, done in the following order: cleaning, disinfection,…

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Laboratory Work with Test Tubes

 

Microbiology is the study of small, or microscopic, life.

This microscopic life -- mostly in the form of protozoa, bacteria, and viruses -- solved the mystery of what causes illness. In 1877 Louis Pasteur, a French biologist, discovered the connection between a rod-like type of tiny being, or microorganism, and the cattle disease splenic fever, also known as anthrax. When this tiny creature entered the cow’s body, the cow would contract anthrax. Pasteur also discovered that heating milk before its consumption killed many of these microorganisms, thus making the…

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This series will cover all aspects of autoclaving, including:

  • Steam generators and steam supply 
  • The pre and post vacuum phase of the sterilization cycle
  • The autoclave jacket 
  • The cooling process
  • The autoclave control systems

Before reading further, you may also be interested in the learning series Autoclave Sterilization Basics which discusses topics about autoclave sterilizers and…

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