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Basically, there are three conditions than can compromise sterility; moisture, soil and physical damage. All of these events are affected by the storage and handling of the packages ...

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This course covers specialty testing of steam sterilizers and best practices for decontamination. There are four types of specialty testing of sterilizers: 1. Routine BI Testing 2. ...

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The effective SPD technician must clearly and thoroughly understand his or her roles and responsibilities. To achieve the necessary level of competence, the technician should study ...

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AAMI ST-79 recommends routine biological monitoring of steam sterilizers weekly, preferably daily. Biological monitoring with a process challenge device (also known as PCD) containing ...

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Surgical instruments must be thoroughly cleaned, properly assembled, carefully inspected and tested, correctly packaged and effectively sterilized to ensure patient safety and positive ...

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The enemies are the various microbes we face on a daily basis. The danger is that we cannot see them so we tend to ignore or forget about them. We are at war with the enemies! Warfare ...

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To achieve sustainable cost control, lab managers and directors may benefit from understanding initiatives that Supply Chain have already implemented or are considering implementing ...

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Clinical laboratories guide 60-80% of medical decisions within acute care settings and, due to this, are experiencing an increased demand for testing. However, they are simultaneously ...

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The Food and Drug Administration requires that medical device manufacturers provide end-users in healthcare facilities with specific instructions for use (otherwise known as IFU) on ...

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is caused by a proteinaceous infectious agent, or prion. The term “prion” arose from the words “protein” and “infectious. It causes microscopic vacuoles ...

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