CAN A VISUALLY CLEAN SURFACE STILL HIDE DANGEROUS CONTAMINATION?

Archive for: January, 2022

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CAN A VISUALLY CLEAN SURFACE STILL HIDE DANGEROUS CONTAMINATION?

One of the biggest challenges for healthcare personnel today is ensuring that all items that come into contact with patients are clean and free of dangerous organic contaminates. This includes not just surgical instrumentation, but any and all reusable medical devices, patient care equipment, over-bed tables, call buttons, stainless steel...

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Protecting Reprocessing Workers From Dangerous Chemical Agents AAMI TIR67

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) developed a new technical information report (TIR) to help reduce the risks associated with chemicals and sterilants used in reprocessing medical devices.  This is an important safety issue for all healthcare personnel involved with reprocessing medical devices. According to the CDC,...

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The Importance Of Pre-Cleaning Instruments At Point Of Use (Part II)

In Part I of this blog (Elmed blog #53) we discussed the fact that over the past year there has been an increased emphasis and a lot more attention placed on pre-cleaning surgical instruments at the point-of-use. The goal is to ensure pre-cleaning of instruments immediately after use and prior...

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The Importance Of Pre-Cleaning Instruments At Point Of Use (Part I)

Over the past year there has been a lot of increased emphasis and attention placed on pre-cleaning surgical instruments at the point of use prior to transport to sterile reprocessing. This new, increased emphasis on pre-cleaning is important to you, your facility and most importantly, to your patients and their...

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