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The Care and Handling of Rigid Containers

November 04, 2016

 

What Does The Joint Commission Look for in Surgical Instrument Marking Tape Condition?

August 16, 2016

Let's face it, no one looks forward to a Joint Commission visit when you work in a Sterile Processing Department. I think of them the same way I think of my dentist- extremely necessary but something...

PREZIO Health's Upcoming Webinars

May 17, 2016

PREZIO Health will be hosting two webinars on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 starting at 5am and 10am Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -07:00). The subject of these two webinars will be "Common Mistakes in...

How Surgical Instrument Sterilization Could Curb the Outbreak of CJD

May 11, 2016

According to a recent news release from the Arkansas Department of Health, a single incident of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) has been reported at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Little...

FDA Orders Recall of Endoscope Washers

May 11, 2016

After a rash of reported illnesses and deaths that were linked to improperly reprocessed flexible endoscopes in the summer of 2015, the FDA has implicated manufacturers of endoscope washers as a...

Communication Was a Problem with the Endoscope Superbug Infections

May 11, 2016

The “superbug” infections were a global wave of infections eventually linked to contaminated duodenoscopes. The United States Senate has concluded that the problem could have been partially minimized...

FDA OKs New, Redesigned Flexible Olympus Endoscope Previously Linked With Infectious Outbreaks

May 09, 2016

Following the outbreak of several major infectious diseases linked to improperly cleaned and maintained endoscopes, major device manufacturers such as Olympus have redesigned problematic scopes and...

The Importance of Cleaning & Most Common Missteps in Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes

May 09, 2016

Keeping endoscopes clean is an extremely important part of any surgical or endoscopy operation. Dirty scopes can lead to the spread of infection from one patient to another, and can cause potentially...

FDA Orders Recall of Endoscope Washers

February 29, 2016

After a rash of reported illnesses and deaths that were linked to poorly-cleaned flexible endoscopes in the summer of 2015, the FDA has implicated manufacturers of endoscope washers as part of the...

How Communication Was the Second Largest Problem With the Superbug Infections

February 21, 2016

The “superbug” infections were a global wave of infections eventually linked to contaminated duodenoscopes. The United States Senate has concluded that the problem could have been partially minimized...