Category Archives: CSSD

Ultrasonic cleaning – testing multiple factors of enzymatic cleaning

The AAMI ST79 (2017) guidelines describe requirements for daily verification testing of washer-disinfection and ultrasonic cleaners.  These guidelines state that cleaning verification tests should respond to multiple interdependent factors of the cleaning process such as enzyme concentration and activity, cycle time, temperature and … Continue reading

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Updates to AAMI ST79 guidelines

The October 2017 issue of the Healthcare Purchasing News highlights a number of important changes in the updated AAMI ST79 comprehensive guide titled “Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities”.   One significant change affects the … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Cleaning Webinar

Becker’s Healthcare recently hosted a webinar that discussed a number of important considerations for using ultrasonic cleaners to clean medical instruments.  One important item discussed was verifying the cleaning process including the detergent, water temperature and water quality.  A number … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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AORN RP on Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments is Open for Public Comment

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Where are My Instruments and Sterile Supplies? 

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AAMI Working on Key Documents for the Sterile Processing Department       

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