AAMI News December 2017

AAMI Resources to Add to Your Holiday Wish List

With the holidays fast approaching, consider treating yourself (or your colleagues) to one of the hottest releases for healthcare technology management, sterilization, and medical device professionals this year.

AAMI Resources


The recently updated ST79, Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities, provides guidance to all healthcare personnel who use steam for sterilization regardless of the size of the sterilizer or the type of facility. The reorganized material is now easier to reference and more user friendly.

Premarket Risk Management Guide

Premarket Risk Management for New Medical Device Companies explains risk management concepts in practical terms to help start-up companies create a compliant risk management file for a medical device. The book also includes templates for developing a risk management plan, as well as a risk management report checklist.

AEM Program Guide

This guide offers practical guidance for implementing an AEM program, which stands for either “alternate equipment management” or “alternative equipment maintenance,” while remaining compliant with applicable standards and regulations.


TIR69, Risk management of radiofrequency wireless coexistence for medical devices and systems, provides guidance on performing a radio-frequency wireless coexistence evaluation of a medical device as part of an overall risk management approach.


The new ST90, Processing of health care products—Quality management systems for processing in health care facilities, seeks to help healthcare professionals develop a systematic approach to more effectively, efficiently, and consistently reprocess medical devices to help prevent adverse events.

Preparing for Accreditation Surveys

Now in its third edition, Sterile Processing in Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Accreditation Surveys outlines requirements from multiple accreditation organizations, provides a step-by-step guide to survey preparation, and includes best practice audit tools for immediate-use steam sterilization and high-level disinfection.

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

The third edition of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems for Healthcare Technology Management outlines the basic principles of CMMS design and identifies how to effectively use the system to generate meaningful data, providing a strong foundation for standards compliance, financial management, and equipment planning.

CHTM Study Guide

This study guide provides a detailed overview of the five core topic areas found on the CHTM certification exam and includes practical examples of sound financial planning and routine documentation, as well as a quality improvement tool. A must-have for anyone planning to take the CHTM exam in 2018!

Hundreds of other healthcare technology standards and resources are available in the AAMI Store, www.aami.org/store.