BI&T March/April 2020

Standards and technical information reports (TIRs) from AAMI are critical resources for anyone involved in the processing and sterilization of medical devices. Healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) that shape sterilization and processing practices based on guidance from standards and TIRs are investing in processes that, in addition to helping staff flourish, impart the greatest chance for successful patient outcomes. This issue’s cover story serves as a digest of key sterilization and processing standards and TIRs, with insights provided by the dedicated individuals who serve on AAMI technical committees and working groups. Standards and TIRs effectively are consensus-based life preservers for HDOs and device manufacturers, buoying up consistent policies and procedures related to sterilization and processing.

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