Cardinal Health awarded Strategic National Stockpile contract for PPE storage and distribution

With its expansive distribution network, Cardinal Health can provide rapid deployment and delivery of SNS product throughout the U.S. and its territories.

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.

FDA Letter: Use Correct Cycle When Decontaminating Respirators with STERRAD Sterilization Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds reprocessing staff in health care facilities to use the correct decontamination cycle associated with certain models of the Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) STERRAD Sterilization Systems and to only decontaminate compatible N95 or N95-equivalent respirators for reuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Letter to Health Care Providers includes important information about the use of ASP STERRAD Sterilization Systems to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators, including:

  • Details on the combination of certain models of the STERRAD Sterilization System to be used with their appropriate Respirators Decontamination Cycle listed in the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization.
  • Recommendations for health care facilities and reprocessing staff.
  • Actions that the FDA has taken to address conserving supply of respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic in health care facilities.
  • Instructions for reporting problems with a device.



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