1. Sterilizer UV 1 - http://www.sitgo.info

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    • September 2012 Clip 2

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      Join us and our special guest, Leroy Dodd, as we discuss sterilization of young girls allowed under the HHS mandate.

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      • Hospital Acquired Infections - 3M Sterilization: The solution starts here.

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        Hospital acquired infections are a huge problem in Canada. We need to get the attention of people that will help make changes. Solutions are out there to prevent HAIs, but if we just ignore that this is a problem it will just get worse. 3M knows there is a problem, and they want to make everyone aware of it. It starts here.

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        • OttoClave

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          We deliver affordable world class sterilization technology to the most remote places in the world to prevent infections and save lives.

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          • W&H Dentalwerk - Zahnmedizinische Präzisionsgeräte

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            W&H ist ein weltweit führender Hersteller von zahnmedizinischen Präzisionsgeräten Auftraggeber: NETural Communication GmbH Kunde: W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH Produktion: http://www.innpuls.at

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            • Got Laryngoscopes? Get Answers with the ASP Hot Topic Webisodes!

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              in this Webisode, we will look at the issue of what to do with anesthesia laryngoscope blades when it comes to reprocessing them. We will give an overview of the new standards issued by the Joint Commission and then discuss practical solutions, based on the application of the standards. First, the CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee known as (HICPAC) classifies laryngoscope blades as “semicritical” items. “Semicritical” items are defined as “items that directly or indirectly contact mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. They should be sterilized or subjected to high-level disinfection before reuse.” On October 24, 2011, The Joint Commission issued a new standards-related FAQ addressing the processing and storing of laryngoscope blades in perioperative-care settings, and following on November 3, AORN informed its members of the new standards-related FAQ. What did the FAQ say and what does it mean for you? The FAQ emphasizes that Joint Commission surveyors will evaluate processes related to laryngoscope blades to ensure that they are safe for use on the next patient. This will include checking that laryngoscope blades are processed properly, either with sterilization or with high-level disinfection, and packaged and stored in such a way that would prevent recontamination. The FAQ stated that the CDC’s 2008 Disinfection & Sterilization Guideline does not address the issue of packaging, however an earlier standard does have a specific recommendation which states that appropriate rinsing, drying and packaging is strongly recommended and supported by well-designed experimental, clinical or epidemiologic studies. While appropriate packaging is recommended, it is important to note that HICPAC guidelines do not specify the manner in which laryngoscope blades should be packaged, only that the packaging prevent recontamination. According to the Joint Commission, compliant methods of storage include, but are not limited to: a peel pack post-steam sterilization for long-term, or wrapping in a sterile towel for short-term. Noncompliant methods include storing unwrapped blades in an anesthesia drawer or on top of a code cart. Because laryngoscope handles are considered contaminated after use, they must also be processed prior to use on the next patient. Many manufacturers suggest a low-level surface disinfectant be utilized on the surface of the handle, but check your manufacturer’s indications for use (IFU) as processes vary by manufacturer. In addition, some state laws require additional processing, so check your state for any additional applicable laws or regulations. Okay, now that we have looked at the new standards and guidance from the Joint Commission, let’s talk about practical solutions and best practices to the proper reprocessing, packaging and storage of your laryngoscope blades. From our perspective the best option for reprocessing your laryngoscope blades is through terminal sterilization, such as STERRAD® Technology, where you can use a peel pack for visibility. In addition, reprocessing should always be done in the sterile processing department or operating room/sub-sterile core. It’s also a good practice to make sure your staff is educated on processing reusable medical devices, including those outside the sterile processing department, such as nurses and physicians. An alternate option is to process the blades using high-level disinfectant and rinse with demineralized water. Then dry the devices completely, package securely and store until they are ready for use. Additionally, remember to disinfect or sterilize battery handles and always clean the battery charger stands, as it can be exposed to dust and bacteria. It is not recommended to store blades for the long term (states in previous page can store for short term in sterile towel) in absorbable materials, such as towels. Also, remember not to store blades wet in a sealed pouch or container. The STERRAD® Systems from ASP help you address changing standards like this one and be more prepared to pass Joint Commission surveys. All of ASP’s STERRAD® Systems are equipped to terminally sterilize laryngoscope blades using a peel pack for visibility. As always, please reference the device manufacturers’ IFU for processing instructions. ASP STERRAD® Systems are approved to process a number of other reusable medical devices, such as fiberoptic laryngoscopes, optical stylets, flexible intubation endoscopes and video intubation endoscopes. As a STERRAD® Systems customer, you can conveniently check the STERRAD® Sterility Guide (or SSG), a frequently updated, easy-to-use online tool designed to help you identify which devices fall within STERRAD® Systems cleared claims for sterility. The guide can be accessed on your computer or smartphone at www.sterradsterilityguide.com. For more information on dev ices cleared for reprocessing in STERRAD® Systems, please contact the Medical Device Manufacturer’s Program at ASP at mdmprogram@its.jnj.com . AD-12005-01-US_A

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              • How Am I Supposed to Clean and Sterilize My Devices?

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                In this Webisode we will address one of the most common questions asked by our customers today. “What information should I follow to determine approved cleaning and sterilization instructions?” This issue of IFU compliance is a hot topic and area of focus for many healthcare facilities right now, and we are going to explore this subject today, looking closely at what the AAMI standards have to say. In addition we’ll also discuss some practical options for you and your facility. First, let’s look at the amendment to AAMI standard ST79 for sterilization. In section 7.2.2 it states: “The written IFU of the device manufacturer should always be followed. The reusable medical device manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that the device can be effectively cleaned and sterilized…The manufacturer’s written IFU should be kept on file and periodically reviewed for any updates. If there are no specific written IFU instructions in the labeling, then the manufacturer should be contacted directly to provide a documented method.” 1 AORN also supports AAMI ST79 and state in their AORN Recommended Practices for Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments and Powered Equipment that “The manufacturer’s written, validated instructions for handling and reprocessing should be obtained and evaluated to determine the ability to ade¬quately clean and reprocess the equipment within the health care facility before purchasing surgical instruments and powered equipment.” 2 Because the Joint Commission and other agencies want to make sure you are following the most updated standards and instructions, it has become the facility’s responsibility to comply with the latest IFUs. Medical device manufacturers, or MDMs, are continually updating IFUs to meet regulatory guidelines; so even an IFU that is only two to three years old may already be out of date. How can you streamline this process of being up to date with IFUs? In this dynamic environment and increasing focus on IFU compliance we are pleased to report that STERRAD® Systems are currently listed in IFUs by many device manufacturers for terminal sterilization. At ASP, we work closely with many Medical device companies to make sure we maintain the most current IFUs for instruments listed in our online reference tool, the STERRAD® Sterility Guide, also known as the SSG. Every device listed in the SSG is backed by an acknowledgment from the device manufacturer in their labeling or instructions for use. It’s worth noting that we are constantly adding new devices to the SSG. In fact in the last two months alone, we added thousands oflistings. As a general purpose sterilizer, STERRAD® Systems can process many stainless steel accessories and instruments, as well as the critical devices listed on the SSG. Visit SSG http://www.sterradsterilityguide.com/. Or for more information, visit ASP at http://www.aspjj.com. AD-120105-01-US_A

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                • Best Western Goes High Tech Clean

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                  As part of its continued dedication to lead the hospitality industry in customer care, Best Western International is rolling out its “I Care Clean” program throughout 2012 that will bring advanced cleaning technologies used in hospitals, such as UV wands and black lights, to the more than 2,100 Best Western hotels in North America. To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56474-best-western-hotels-i-care-clean-advanced-cleaning-technology

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                  • A brief history of sterilization

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                    Presented by Brian Skellie This class will present a chronology of facts and important characters that contributed to the evolution of means and control of infection from ancient Egypt to our modern times. We follow the evolution of technological advances and the awareness of risk factors, and make note of the whimsical nature of some situations. The steps toward acceptance and practice of more rigorous safety methods will be portrayed.

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                    • Storing Sterilized instruments

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