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Sterile processing (SP) professionals are in high demand these days due to a mix of retirement, transitioning to other career fields and the so called “Great Resignation” that was largely spurred by the pandemic. It’s an eye-opening development and one that should make every health care organization take notice because of an essential fact: the critically important work that takes place in the sterile processing department (SPD) remains and must be performed by well-trained, qualified and dedicated professionals. 

What’s on the Horizon for HDO Sterilization Guidance?

This increased transport distance brings up new concerns and issues that are not already addressed in the transport section of ST79. The goal of this new TIR is to introduce best practice guidance for transporting clean, disinfected, sterilized, and soiled devices across longer distances, including addressing requirements for the transport vehicles used to transport the devices. For regular updates about this developing technical information report, check aami.org.

ASCA Recognizes Physicians for Outstanding Service

During ASCA’s annual conference in Dallas this year, the association recognized two physicians with its 2022 Nap Gary Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community: Thomas M. Deas Jr., MD, and Peter Daly, MD. Both men exemplify the long-standing dedication to the ASC community, leadership qualities and high moral and ethical standards the award was created to recognize. Each also contributed in unique ways to advancing the ASC care model.

Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

Improving your diet, exercising regularly, taking a daily supplement and getting enough restorative sleep are all important steps to overall wellness. Work to incorporate each step into your daily routine until you reach your goal of good health, and find more health-conscious tips at eLivingToday.com. 

may, 2018

17may2:00 pmPre-Operative Surgical Hair Removal: An Innovative Operating Room Technology For The 21st Century

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This 60-minute webinar will feature Dr. Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD, SM (ASCP), CIC (CBIC), FIDSA, FSHEA, FAPIC, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Adjunct Professor, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.

Join Dr Edmiston as he reviews the clinical rationale for surgical clipping, guidelines, the association between HAIs and types of hair removal, timing of surgical clipping and issues associated with surgical hair cleanup. He will also discuss the rationale and support for vacuum-assisted surgical clipping.

This webinar is not eligible for CE credit.

About the Presenter: Dr. Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD, SM (ASCP), CIC (CBIC), FIDSA, FSHEA, FAPIC, is Emeritus Professor of Surgery, at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Adjunct Professor, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr Edmiston completed his doctorate at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, joining the Surgical faculty in Milwaukee in 1984 to develop a surgical infectious disease research program. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Association of Practitioners in Infection control and Epidemiology, and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and is Board credentialed in both Infection Control (CBIC) and as a Specialist in Clinical Microbiology (ASCP). For 15 years he has served as a consultant to the Food & Drug Administration as an expert on the infection control implications of implantable biomedical devices, including as Chairman of the General Hospital & Personal Use Device Panel of the Medical Devices Committee of the Food and Drug Administration. He is the author of over 300 published peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, editorials, reviews, and monographs and has delivered over 400 National and International invited lectures.

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