Q: Are the standards intended to be aspirational?
Q: Please speak about the efforts to fill the open CEO/President position.
Q: Are there opportunities for members to get involved in shaping AAMI’s strategic plan? If so, how?
A: There are opportunities to get involved in helping AAMI develop its strategic direction, such as participating on standards and non-standards committees. If you are interested in getting more engaged in this area, please reach out to Sabrina Reilly, VP of Membership, or Steve Campbell, Acting President and CEO, at AAMI.
Q: Does AAMI offer any special training and education for sterile processing professionals?
A: Many ad hoc webinars AAMI hosts include content that sterile processing professionals may find of interest. But this is an area where AAMI wants to develop more content so please share your ideas with AAMI if there is content you would like us to consider.
Q: What is a “User” in standards terms and why is it important to have them on standards committees?
A: “Users” in AAMI terms are individuals who work in a clinical setting and is typically the end user of medical devices or health technology. Most HTM professionals are considered “users.” ANSI requires AAMI to have a balance of interest categories involved in the development of American national standards to help ensure a well-rounded and reasonably practicable standard.
Q: Once the pandemic is past us and AAMI is able to offer in-person training, will they still offer virtual training?
A: Yes, AAMI will continue to offer a hybrid model by offering both virtual and in-person training once AAMI reopens its training center, known as the ACE
Q: How will the new digital publishing platform make it easier for me to get AAMI content?
A: The biggest change you will experience with the new platform is that it will be a one stop destination for the vast majority of AAMI content. When you log in you will be able to easily locate the content you want, tag it and share it. The new platform will dramatically reduce the amount of searching you need to do to find the content you want in one place.