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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Summit Medical Expands InstruSafe Portfolio

Summit Medical Inc. has launched InstruSafe Care + Maintenance Products. The new product line offers a variety of protection, cleaning and identification solutions such as assorted tip protectors, brushes and identification tapes.

The development of this new line expands the reach of its InstruSafe brand and increases the number of solutions it offers customers.

“The InstruSafe team is made up of multiple individuals, including myself, that have a great deal of experience in the health care industry, specifically in sterile processing departments,” said Marcus Super, director of sales and marketing at Summit Medical. “We are familiar with the frustrations and inefficiencies that occur when the right tools aren’t available to properly care for and maintain your instruments. This is why we released our line of InstruSafe Care + Maintenance Products – to provide sterile processing professionals with the solutions they need to help create a more effective central service process.”

The InstruSafe Care + Maintenance Products are meant to serve as a part of a preventative maintenance plan to help minimize the need to replace costly instruments. •

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