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El calor mata todo

Como explicamos en nuestro primer post sobre microbiología, los microorganismos necesitan alimento, la temperatura adecuada y suficiente humedad para sobrevivir y reproducirse. Entonces, ¿por qué no matarlos de hambre o los secarlos? Debido a que los…

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Tanto para el bien de los pacientes como para el del personal del hospital, los gérmenes deben ser destruidos con el fin de prevenir la propagación de infecciones. Un ejemplo importante de esto es la lucha contra las infecciones asociadas a la atención en salud (IAAS), infecciones que los pacientes del hospital obtienen como resultado de su estadía en el mismo hospital. Ya sea…

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La microbiología es el estudio de la vida pequeña, o microscópica.

Esta vida microscópica --principalmente en forma de protozoos, bacterias y virus-- resolvió el misterio de lo que causa la enfermedad. En 1877 Louis Pasteur, un biólogo francés, descubrió la conexión entre un tipo de pequeño ser similar a una vara, o microorganismo, y la enfermedad de los bovinos llamada fiebre esplénica,…

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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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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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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…

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