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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.
PressTV.com – 26 December, 2016
Bird flu in China. We can only hope that the precautions taken will suffice birdflu infection control.
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.
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.
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.
Consumer Advocacy News – 03 January, 2017
A new device looks to completely eradicate deaths caused by contaminated duodenscopes.
Straight.com – 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.
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.
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.
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.
Body Candy – 17 January, 2017
A license does not mean that the piercer is properly trained to perform piercing properly.
Sterilization in Dentistry is always important.
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?
Necn – 10 January, 2017
Patients of a dental clinic in Morrsville, Vermont may have been exposed to pathogens on improperly-cleaned dental equipment.
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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