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The #1 thing we love about sterile processing professionals | International CS Week

Happy International CS Week! We ❤ your Spirit! We love Sterile Processing professionals’ spirit of continuous improvement and advocacy on behalf of the patients they serve! Sterile Processing plays a big role in quality and continuous improvement initiatives in many facilities, often offering unique insights and suggestions that improve the quality of care. In addition, you… Read more »

Countdown to International CS Week – Number Two

Happy International CS Week! Part two of three We ❤ your Teamwork! We love Sterile Processing professionals’ approach to working together to achieve success as a team! Just as sterilization cannot be effective unless cleaning has been done properly, no one person in the Sterile Processing Department can be a success without each and every… Read more »

Case Medical Counts Down to International CS Week – Number Three

The Countdown Begins! We ❤ your Commitment! We love Sterile Processing professionals’ commitment to a challenging and very rewarding job! Processes and standards related to decontamination, proper packaging, sterilization, and the knowledge of instruments from simple to complex requires continuous learning and meticulous attention to detail. Beyond the reward of a job well done, you… Read more »

Farewell, Carefree Days of Summer

Watch out for Fleas and Ticks this Summer Federal officials blame hotter weather, jet travel, forested suburbs and slow vaccine development for the presence of ticks thriving in regions previously too cold for them …NY Times The number of people being infected by diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas has tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016,… Read more »

Tariffs are Bad for Business

Tariffs are Bad for Business On August 14, 2018, Case Medical attended a consortium of NJ Manufacturers and a bipartisan legislative committee to discuss common issues facing our industry. Marcia Frieze, CEO Case Medical, joined a panel that focused on the new federal tariffs on aluminum and steel. Manufacturing in New Jersey is a $45.9 billion industry that employs… Read more »

Reduce Risk by Preventing Surface Damage

Understand the danger of surface damage on aluminum and stainless steel In the harsh environments of the sterile processing department—automated washers, ultra-sonic cleaners, high temperature steam sterilizers and low temperature chemical sterilizers—instruments and containers need to be able to withstand challenging conditions. Rusted and corroded surfaces have microscopic pits and fissures that can harbor and… Read more »

Stay Dry, Stay Alive

Dry Outcomes for Safer Patient Care One of the first rules of survival is “…to stay dry, is to stay alive.” Just as there was grave concern of infection for the soccer team trapped in the damp wet cave in Thailand, the same can be applied to a wet instrument set after sterilization. Moisture trapped within… Read more »

Safer and More Effective Pre-Cleaning of Flexible Endoscopes

Endoscope Reprocessing Top 10 Health Hazard By now, most of us know that reprocessing of flexible endoscopes has maintained its position as one of the top 10 health hazards for the past ten years. Last year, number 1 and this year number 2, following cyber security. Improperly processed endoscopes have been the cause of disease… Read more »

All Water is Not Created Equally

All Water is Not Created Equally Water is the universal solvent and the raw material used for producing instrument chemistries for medical device reprocessing and patient care. However, water is not necessarily safe for medical device reprocessing. Tap water may contain toxins, hazardous chemicals, hard water ions and microorganisms. Softened and DI water remove some… Read more »

Safer Products for Patient Care

Safer Products for Patient Care “Today we can go up and down the aisles of commercial establishments, retail stores and online to find products displaying the Safer Choice label.” We can also find Safer Choice labeled products in health care facilities. In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency introduced the Safer Choice program to meet the… Read more »