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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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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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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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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Serim’s 510(k) Cleared Dialysis Products

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.

Sincerely,

Serim Research Corporation

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5 big endoscope reprocessing risks in ASCs: How to avoid them

http://www.beckersasc.com/gi-endoscopy-driven-surgery-centers-to-know-2013/5-big-endoscope-reprocessing-risks-in-ascs-how-to-avoid-them.html 

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

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/08/aorn-rp-on-cleaning-and-care-of-surgical-instruments-is-open-for-public-comment.aspx

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Joint Commission Alert is a Another Wake-Up Call for Awareness of Improper HLD or Sterilization

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2014/08/joint-commission-alert-is-a-another-wakeup-call-for-awareness-of-improper-hld-or-sterilization.aspx

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