Healthcare Purchasing Online recently addressed the frequency of testing automated instrument cleaning units in their November on-line Q&A column. In addition to discussing the current guidelines for the frequency of testing, they also mentioned the importance of the enzymatic detergent chemistry along with wash time, temperature and water chemistry. In addition to the frequency of testing, it is also important to know the cleaning monitors/performance tests are affected by chemistry, water temperature, wash cycle and mechanical action of washer disinfectors and ultrasonic cleaners.
There has been a wide range of advances in the technology for cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing medical instruments and equipment. While not new, ultrasonic cleaners have become more advanced, leading to more effective cleaning of even the most complex and delicate medical instruments. Continue reading
Outpatient Surgery magazine recently posted an article about top products useful for fighting surgical site infections. The second item included items for improving manual cleaning of surgical instruments. Our Manual Enzymatic Cleaning Monitor (MEC) can be used during manual cleaning of surgical instruments to determine if there are active enzymes in your enzymatic cleaning solution .
Healthcare Purchasing News published information about the “Best Practices for Instrument Processing” in their August 2015 issue. This article reviews new products available to aid in monitoring the cleaning of surgical/medical instruments and includes the PINNACLE product line from Serim Research. This article can be found at: http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2015-08/1508-CS-SterilityAssurance.html
Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning: FDA Safety Communication
Serim Research will be attending the 2016 IAHCSMM National Conference and Expo in San Antonio TX, April 24 – 26. Stop by and visit us at vendor booth #534 to learn more about our products for verifying instrument reprocessing, testing HLD solutions and general sanitation assurance testing and how these products can help reduce SSI and HAI’s at your hospital and surgery center.
February 28, 2013
Dear Dialysis Professional,
In a recent customer letter from Hach, the company states that Hach’s colorimeter based chlorine and chloramine tests must be labeled with a warning statement that the products have not been evaluated to test for chlorine or chloramines for medical applications. Consequently, these products need to be cleared through the FDA 510(k) process in order to test for chlorine and chloramines in dialysis water treatment systems. Until these products are cleared, Hach may not market these devices for this purpose.
Serim Research Corporation manufacturers quality dialysis products in an FDA registered facility certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003. In response to recent customer inquiries and as part of Serim’s ongoing service and quality efforts, we have attached a list of Serim’s dialysis products that have been cleared through the 510(k) process (see below).
If Serim can be of assistance in supplying you with the appropriate cleared tests, please contact us at 1-800-542-4670.
Serim Research Corporation