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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Ecolab OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner

OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner is an EPA-registered one-step disinfectant for use in hospitals that is effective against Clostridioides difficile spores, Candida auris and a broad spectrum of 32 other organisms. It meets the EPA’s criteria for claims against emerging viral pathogens and therefore can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with directions for use for the supporting virus, Norovirus (Feline calicivirus surrogate).[1] Its non-bleach formula is compatible with a wide range of materials, is designed for daily use on surfaces in the operating room, patient room and other common areas in the health care setting, and helps standardize and simplify your cleaning process for improved operational efficiency.

1. Environmental Protection Agency, Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides. www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/emerging-viral-pathogen-guidance-antimicrobial-pesticides

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