FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Finalized

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food is now final, advancing FDA’s efforts to protect foods from farm to table by keeping them safe from contamination during transportation.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm383763.htm#top

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How Frequently Should we Test Medical Instrument Cleaning Equipment.

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.

http://www.hpnonline.com/sterile-expiration-dates-addressing-allergies-laundry-service-daily-performance-tests/

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Why Use of an Ultrasonic Cleaner Test to monitor your medical instrument cleaning

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

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10 Products to Boost your fight against SSI’s

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 .

https://www.outpatientsurgery.net/surgical-facility-administration/infection-control/10-products-to-boost-your-fight-against-ssis–12-15?utm-source=tod&utm-medium=email&utm-campaign=tips

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Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning: FDA Safety Communication

http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm434871.htm

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2016 IAHCSMM National meeting

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.

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Healthcare Purchasing News – New cleaning and sterility assurance products

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

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Are faulty cleaners, not complex scopes, to blame for ‘superbug’ infections?

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/are-faulty-cleaners-not-complex-scopes-to-blame-for-superbug-infections.html

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Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes: 2011

http://www.asge.org/uploadedFiles/Public_E-Blast_PDFs/ReprocessingEndoscopes.pdf

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Companies’ tests used in ‘superbug’ scope cleaning flawed: FDA

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/02/us-usa-superbug-fda-idUSKBN0LY0EJ20150302

 

 

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