Instrument Processing

  • Endoscope Reprocessing: Avoiding Complacency
    The risk of infection from gastrointestinal endoscopy in the United States is very low. Reported cases of infection transmission are typically associated with a breach in accepted reprocessing protocols or the use of defective equipment. When technicians diligently follow ...More
    August 21, 2014 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Report Summary: Equipment Care and Controversies
    Our latest EndoNurse report, "Endoscopy Suite Equipment: Cleaning, Care and Controversies," offers reprocessing-team-trusted, peer-reviewed, long-accepted information on how to best care for equipment. The report also looks into practices that are controversial and that may ...More
    June 5, 2014 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Device-Reprocessing Association Welcomes New Members
    The Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR), the global trade association representing the interests of the third-party medical device reprocessing industry, this month announced the addition of Medline ReNewal and Vanguard AG to its membership roster. Medline ...More
    April 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Advice From Endoscopic Repair Experts
    Advances in endoscopic technology require repair services to keep pace. Industry repair specialists shared information with EndoNurse for endoscopy technicians and nurses who want to learn the latest. ...More
    March 28, 2014 Posted in Articles
  • Pure Processing Launches New Endoscope Channel Cleaner
    Pure Processing, developer of the PureStation medical device pre-cleaning system, today announced the launch of PUREChannel flush instrument channel cleaner. This multi-enzyme and surfactant formulation is designed to remove organic material inside the narrow channels of ...More
    February 4, 2014 Posted in News, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • New Product Protects Endoscopes During Pre-Cleaning
    Pure Processing, developer of the PureStation Medical Device Pre-Cleaning System, today announced the launch if an accessory line designed to protect medical devices in sinks and countertops during the pre-cleaning process. Pure LandingPad protective sink liners and ...More
    January 16, 2014 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Endoscopy Technicians: To Certify or Not to Certify?
    Questions have risen about whether certification should be mandatory or if it's beneficial for technicians to pursue. New York and New Jersey are the only states that require their central service technicians to be certified. ...More
    January 7, 2014 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • IAHCSMM Accepting Nominations for 2014 Awards
    The job of a central service professional is difficult, challenging and rewarding. Ongoing commitment to quality has a very real and direct impact on patient safety and quality outcomes, and deserves recognition. ...More
    January 3, 2014 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Solar Technology Can Kill Germs on Medical Instruments
    HOUSTON―A revolutionary new solar energy technology that turns water into steam without boiling the entire container of water has become the basis for new devices to sanitize medical and dental instruments and human waste in developing countries, according to a news release ...More
    September 16, 2013 Posted in News
  • STERIS and DeMeo Start Sterilization Training Program
    MENTOR, Ohio—STERIS University, an educational portal of STERIS Corporation offering continuing education for healthcare industry professionals, and Michele DeMeo, CRCST, CSPDT, have partnered to offer the DeMeo Legacy Series of training and motivational materials. DeMeo is ...More
    July 22, 2013 Posted in Content Library
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