A Global Health Emergency - Last week marked the beginning of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. It was also a week when we learned that the virus which causes COVID-19 has continued to evolve into new subvariants. In fact, two of them have been detected in all 48 continental U.S. states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 account for nearly half of the COVID-19...

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Tuesday, 15 November 2022 09:50

Say Goodbye to “The Graduate”

Remember the scene in the Graduate when Dustin Hoffman’s future father-in-law tells him to go into PLASTICS, the growing industry at the time, one of mankind’s greatest innovations.  When we started Case Medical thirty years ago manufacturing custom trays out of metal, we were told the same thing.  PLASTIC was the best material for all things in our industry…

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Tuesday, 08 November 2022 09:00

Understanding the Forest for the Trees

Sometimes we get too involved in the details of a problem to look at the situation as a whole. Few recent scientific discoveries have captured the public’s imagination quite like the wood-wide web — a wispy network of fungal filaments hypothesized to shuttle nutrients and information through the soil and to help forests thrive. Scientists and nonscientists alike have posited that shared fungal networks are ubiquitous in forests around the world...

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Monday, 31 October 2022 10:13

Halloween Scary Movie

It is late October, a time when apples are pressed into cider, leaves turn to vibrant autumn colors and Halloween horror movies scare and thrill audiences. While the names of monsters, ghosts and ghouls in these movies change, there are some recurring themes that are common to all of them including dangers lurking in hidden places, unexpected twists, secret weapons and of course, sequels. In a horror movie starring SPD professionals ...

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Monday, 24 October 2022 15:38

It's All About the Rinse

Let’s talk about rinsing, whether its dishes, your hair, salad fixings or medical devices. Doesn’t sound all that glamorous does it? Right up there with taking out the trash and many other chores that need to be done. That’s why they’re called chores after all. Truth is rinsing is really, really important, and yet is often overlooked or simply not done well enough because it takes time...

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Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:00

Avoid Failed Cycles with a Little Science

There's a lot to be learned from food science that can be applied to reprocessing medical devices. For example, you should never put meat into a cold pan before cooking, because the meat and even the oil will then stick and burn. Rather pre-heat your cookware before putting anything in it. The same principle of pre-heating holds true for sterilization, if you want to ensure a good outcome...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2022 09:00

Celebrating Sterile Processing Week

Thank You! Case Medical would like to take a moment to thank every Sterile Processing professional for the heart and soul you put into your work each day. With your tireless dedication, patients can count on you to keep them safe during a medical procedure with clean, properly processed sterile instruments. With your unwavering adherence to industry...

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Seems that there is more than enough to worry over these days, global warming and drought, extreme weather and wildfires, the Covid-19 pandemic, now Monkey pox and Polio in the wastewater. In Europe rivers are drying up and becoming impassable, here at home reservoirs are almost empty. And all around the world drought-stricken land is...

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Monday, 08 August 2022 09:00

Reusable Containers for the Long Haul

Rigid reusable container systems are designed for a long useful life. That is why they are a good investment. We know of containers that have been in continuous use for more than 15 years, but nothing lasts forever. With common sense care and handling you too can get maximum longevity from your containers. 

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