We're happy to present you with this month's collection of top industry related news and articles. Enjoy!
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?
Trib Live – 21 June, 2016
Medical waste from hospitals needs to be treated before it enters the general waste stream, essentially sterilized.
NPR – 23 June, 2016
A third of hospitals in low and middle income countries may not have running water all the time.
3BL Media – 23 June, 2016
If you’ve ever spent time in a hospital, you probably noticed the massive amounts of materials that were being tossed into trash bins. Sterilization wrap, gowns, irrigation bottles, IV bags, basins, pitchers, trays, rigid and flexible packaging materials are all used once and then thrown away.
BlackburnNews.com – 23 June, 2016
Ouellette campus operating rooms close as a pressure release valve on autoclaves has failed.
HPN Online – 01 June, 2016
If there is one common and continual complaint about the Supply Chain department from their clinical customers, which, by and large, represent general, surgical and critical care nurses, it’s not just about product choice, evaluation and selection.
Medica Magazine – 01 June, 2016
Many textiles in hospitals can potentially transmit germs. Specific procedures to treat the textiles could help to reduce transmission.
LinkedIn – 05 July, 2016
Weston Hank Balch is here to remind us that Sterile Processing is not just technology, it's all about the people who operate and manage it. This well written article raises some difficult question.
KFGO – 30 June, 2016
The Federal Select Agent Program, which oversees dangerous substances such as anthrax and bird flu in federal, academic and private labs, reported 199 incidents in which lab workers were potentially exposed to infectious or toxic agents in 2015.
National Institutes of Health – 29 June, 2016
In 1976 the Ebola outbreak laste 11 weeks and 280 deaths reported. In the current outbreak there were 11,310 outbreaks and it lasted over 2 years. Annnnalysis of the 1976 Ebola outbreak teaches us some lessons relevant for today.
LinkedIn – 6 July, 2016
How a 5 step checklist saved 1,500 lives and 75$ million.
Travel+Leisure – 04 July, 2016
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a flying hospital! And in case you were curious, yes of course there's a sterilization area in this airplane hospital. The flying hospital has everything needed to perform six to eight eye surgeries for kids a day. Tuttnauer salutes the initiative of giving eyesight to kids in developing countries.
Extreme Tech – 27 March, 2016
As medical technology advances the variety of materials that need to be sterilized grows. This 3D-printed skull is made of a plastic material polyetherketoneketone (PEKK, a thermoplastic) and is heat resistant which makes it suitable for high temp sterilization in an autoclave.
Global News – 18 July, 2016
Health officials say improper sterilization of equipment at a north Edmonton clinic may have put nearly 300 people at risk of Hepatitis B and C.
Sterilization in Dentistry is Extermly Important
RDH Magazine – 17 June, 2016
These documents make doing what is right so much easier, as well as give dentists more information on compliance and a compliance program for their office.
ABC Kvia.com – 23 June, 2016
When dental clinic patients are treated with unsterilized instruments often no one gets infected but the price the clinic pays is still high.
Raw Story – 14 July, 2016
A former Oklahoma dentist was sentenced on Thursday to six months’ home confinement for a federal money-laundering charge stemming from complaints his unsanitary practice exposed at least one of his patients to hepatitis and could have exposed thousands to HIV.
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