Category: Email Blasts

Replace or Recondition?

Replace or Recondition? Greetings, During a recent visit to a new surgery center customer, we were shown instruments that were in various stages of corrosion due to the use of an inferior cleaner, in combination with poor water quality. It looked as if they were going to have to replace most of their instrumentation. We offered a sample… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Greetings, This year, we at Case Medical are thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the healthcare community. Through our valued and supportive customers, we are able to provide safer, more effective and sustainable products for instrument processing which lead to safer patient outcomes. Regarding storage, Case Medical has addressed the issue of dry vs. wet loads in… Read more »

Endoscopy’s Dirty Little Secret

Endoscopy’s Dirty Little Secret Greetings, Last week, AAMI published a listing of the Top 10 Technology Threats of 2018 . As one might expect cybersecurity took the top spot, but hazard number two was endoscope reprocessing. Confronted with this news, one might logically assume that reprocessing departments are redoubling their efforts to follow established procedures and reduce this… Read more »

Home of the Free, Because of the Brave

Honoring Our Veterans Greetings, Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. Today, people throughout the country will gather together to remember, to honor, and to pay gratitude to those who have selflessly served our country. The writer… Read more »

Are there oyster forks in your instrument trays?

Are there oyster forks in your instrument trays? Greetings, Consider the formal dinner setting in the adjacent image. It includes every fork, knife, spoon, glass, dish and bowl that could possibly be needed for any type of dinner. But in reality, how often is a specialized instrument like the oyster fork on the far right really… Read more »

360 Degree Approach

A Holistic Approach to Instrument Reprocessing Greetings, Medical device reprocessing is a complex process. It involves prepping, processing, transporting, storing and tracking whatever is needed for a surgical procedure. Most of all, it means ensuring that instrument sets are complete, undamaged and safe to use for patient care. As with any multi-step process, the potential… Read more »

New AAMI Guidelines for IUSS

NO MORE PANS! Greetings, AAMI ST79 is the go-to reference for sterilization and processing in all healthcare facilities, and provides guidelines for validation/verification testing.  In 2017, a few changes were made and most notably an update in how IUSS sets are processed and packaged. Section 10.2.3 states: “IUSS should be kept to a minimum and should… Read more »

The World’s Strongest Reusable Container

It takes Herculean effort to destroy a SteriTite® container Greetings, Case Medical is known as the quality leader for rigid reusable sterilization containers – providing the world’s most universally validated container. Crafted of aircraft grade anodized aluminum, Case Medical’s SteriTite® container can be used in both high and low temperature sterilization including IUSS, meeting AAMI’s new guidelines requiring IUSS loads… Read more »

It’s Central Sterile Week!

CELEBRATE!! Greetings, At Case Medical, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate and thank the hard work and dedication of all central service staff members. Through tireless dedication, you and your teams ensure patient safety is continuously on the forefront of all that you do. Coincidentally, Case Medical is also celebrating 25 years in business – working to provide the… Read more »

25 Years of Innovation

Happy Anniversary Greetings, Twenty five years ago, Case Medical started its quarter-century commitment to providing high quality, cost effective and safer products for medical instrument reprocessing. Looking back, the world was a much different place when Case Medical opened its doors. The year was 1992. Southern Florida was devastated by one of the largest hurricanes in decades. International interest was focused on Barcelona, Spain where competing factions… Read more »