Category: Email Blasts

One Word: Plastics!

We can help reduce plastic waste In the 1967 classic movie “The Graduate,” a well-meaning friend of the family offered recent graduate Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman) the following career advice. Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes,… Read more »

Register Now: “Doing it Right ” Best Practices for Processing Surgical Devices for ASCs

Best Practices for ASCs  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Join Case Medical for this continuing education opportunity! Best Practices for Processing Surgical Devices for ASC Presented by Nancy Chobin Intended audience:  Sterile Processing Technicians and Managers,  Administrators and Nurses who work in Ambulatory Surgery Centers Learning… Read more »

A New “Spin” on Retention Plates and Filters

SteriTite container filter retention plate with offset vent pattern to prevent strike-through

Designed to prevent strike-through and maintain sterility At Case Medical, we pride ourselves on quality.  Our high standards can be seen across our offerings.  SteriTite® Containers feature a durable, universal design that is strengthened using anodized and passivated materials, including aircraft grade aluminum. Our highly effective Case Solutions® and SuperNova® cleaners display the US EPA… Read more »

Getting Real About Superbugs

What we really need to know There’s no question that microbes are all around us, including on our skin and living in our gut in the trillions. In fact, we couldn’t live without them. However, we also know that increasing antibiotic resistance is a significant concern in the medical community. And that antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” cause… Read more »

Bring New Life to Discolored Stainless Steel Instruments

Your eyes don’t lie Stainless steel is a durable metal used for most surgical instruments, designed to help them withstand a tough existence. They are exposed to all manner of organic and inorganic matter. They sit in soiled piles inside trays waiting for decontamination. Some are exposed to damaging chemicals, like alkaline detergents and even… Read more »

A Case of Habit & Expectations

Things that make you go hmmm… We’ve all experienced an occasion where we shift into autopilot. Perhaps you are driving to visit a friend one morning and a short time later you find yourself pulling up to your work. Your brain followed its habitual driving route without you being conscious of it. You’ve probably heard… Read more »

Understanding Shelf Life in the SPD

Why These Basics are Essential Working in the Sterile Processing Department is so much more important than it may seem from the outside. A successful SPD professional pays constant attention to detail, is all about teamwork, and has a willingness to engage in continuous learning. Detailed information comes in the form of guidelines, recommended practices,… Read more »

Cleaning vs. Disinfection

A Critical Distinction One of the most critical distinctions in all of sterile processing is the difference between cleaning and disinfection. Why? Because it can determine the success or failure of device reprocessing and is a critical aspect of patient safety. Cleaning = Soil Removal Cleaning removes soil from instruments. Ingredients in detergents help loosen… Read more »

Get Ready for the Future: Case Medical Implements UDI for Tracking and Tracing

Bar Codes, Bar Codes Everywhere You may have seen bar codes popping up on all sorts of medical devices and supplies in the last several years, including 2D barcodes on the SteriTite® Universal Sealed Container System. Maybe you’ve heard about how these unique device identifiers will eventually help streamline complex work processes, eliminate human error,… Read more »