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2011 AAMI/FDA Medical Device Reprocessing Summit

2011 Reprocessing Summit Report (pdf)

Feb 2, 2020

Tech World: The Importance of Drying Flexible Endoscopes

Jan 28, 2020

FDA Reclassifies Certain Medical Image Analyzers

Jan 15, 2020

AAMI Risk Management Standard, TIR Recognized by FDA

Jan 13, 2020

FDA Exempts Some Devices from Premarket Notification

Jan 8, 2020

First Fully Disposable Duodenoscope Receives FDA Clearance

Dec 17, 2019

FDA Final Rule Requires Medical Device Submissions in Electronic Format

Dec 17, 2019

Stephen Hahn Confirmed as FDA Commissioner

Dec 2, 2019

FDA to Focus on Lowering Ethylene Oxide Emissions

Dec 1, 2019

CDRH Quality Pilot Expands to Noncompliant Manufacturers

Nov 27, 2019

Tech World: Environmental Challenges in Sterile Processing

Nov 26, 2019

CDRH Pilot, Innovation Challenges Address Ethylene Oxide Hurdles

Nov 19, 2019

FDA Guidance Describes Process for Requesting Review of Denied Export Certificates

Oct 25, 2019

CDRH Quality Pilot Expands to Include Noncompliant Manufacturers

Oct 15, 2019

FDA Outlines 2020 Guidance Priorities

Oct 1, 2019

FDA Encourages Patient Engagement in Medical Device Development

Sep 29, 2019

The Value of Quality Management Systems in Sterilization

Sep 29, 2019

Asked & Answered: Sterilization and Metal-on-Metal Contact

Sep 29, 2019

Tech World: Wet Packs! How Did We Get These Stinking Wet Packs?

Sep 27, 2019

AAMI, ISO Publish Sterilization Standards for Packaging

Sep 27, 2019

Using Technology to Collaborate and Advance Patient Care

Sep 25, 2019

FDA Draft Guidance Outlines Proposed Details of ASCA Pilot

Sep 25, 2019

FDA Proposes Safer Technologies Program for Medical Devices

Sep 24, 2019

FDA Makes Progress on Safety and Performance Based Pathway

Sep 17, 2019

FDA Issues Four Guidance Documents with Aim to Modernize 510(k) Program

Sep 12, 2019

FDA Guidance Details Criteria for Assessing De Novo Requests

Sep 9, 2019

Safety Concerns Prompt FDA to Recommend Transition to ‘Innovative’ Duodenoscopes

Aug 31, 2019

Asked & Answered: Hospital Cellphone Policies

May 22, 2019

Asked & Answered: Sterilized Equipment from other Facilities

May 1, 2019

Asked & Answered: Sterile Processing and Dropped Instruments

Apr 25, 2019

Guidelines for Selecting a Cleaning Brush (pdf)

Apr 25, 2019

A Call to Sterilize Endoscopes (pdf)

Apr 1, 2019

Asked & Answered: Service Contracts and Legal Departments

Mar 4, 2019

Asked & Answered: Sterilization and Wet Packs

Jan 9, 2019


Jan 1, 2019

Asked & Answered: Sterilization of Bath Towels

Dec 10, 2018

Asked & Answered: Validating SPD Manager Competency

Aug 22, 2018

Dangerous Decontamination: The Unnecessary Perils of Instrument Cleaning (pdf)

Jun 17, 2018

Going Beyond the Brush: A Vision for 100% Compliance (pdf)

Jun 17, 2018

Verification Testing of Biological Indicators for Moist Heat Sterilization (pdf)

Apr 20, 2018

FDA Warns of Endoscope Connector Contamination Risk

Mar 22, 2018

Standards Spotlight: New Standard Tackles Challenge of Device Reprocessing IFUs

Jan 30, 2018

Standards Spotlight: Endoscope Reprocessing Working Group Strives toward Stronger Guidelines

Jan 22, 2018

Conquering the Complexity of Sterilization Instructions for Use (pdf)

Jan 1, 2018

FDA Updates Guidance on Voluntary Consensus Standards

Jan 1, 2018

Asked & Answered: Sterilized Instruments in Physician Office

Jan 1, 2018

Asked & Answered: Peel-Pack Instrument Storage

Dec 13, 2017

Retired Sterile Processing Manager Calls for More Recognition of the Field

Oct 31, 2017

Citing Infection Danger, Experts Call for Endoscope Sterilization

Oct 31, 2017

Updated Steam Sterilization Standard for Healthcare Facilities, ST79, Now Available

Oct 27, 2017

Popular Accreditation Survey Resource Undergoes Major Update

Oct 27, 2017

Standards Spotlight: New Standard Brings Quality Systems into Sterile Processing

Oct 27, 2017

AAMI Launches New Industrial Sterilization Certification Program

Oct 27, 2017

Leaders Seek to Elevate Sterile Processing from Job to Profession

Oct 18, 2017

Sterilization Professionals Address Field’s Top Challenges during Standards Week

Oct 13, 2017

'Connecting the Dots' Key to Advancing Sterilization Science

Sep 25, 2017

Elevating the Importance of Effective, Reliable Sterilization and Reprocessing (pdf)

Sep 13, 2017

Strong Evidence for Sterilization of Endoscopes Presented at Stakeholder Meeting

Sep 8, 2017

Probing the Challenges of Endoscopes (pdf)

Jul 31, 2017

Spotlight on Standards: Update to Major Steam Sterilization Standard Completed

Jul 13, 2017

Sterilization & Reprocessing: Overcoming Challenges, Safeguarding Patients

Jun 28, 2017

S3 Challenge Report (2014): A Safer, Clearer, and Faster Course to Market (pdf)

Jun 20, 2017

What Needs to Happen to Elevate and Improve Sterilization (pdf)

Mar 22, 2017

Study Shows Endoscope Processing Practices Often Insufficient

Jan 5, 2017

Experts Weigh In on Combating HAIs with Device Design

Oct 20, 2016

‘Big Data’ Underscores Need for Support Staff to Track Inventory

Sep 21, 2016

Bringing Order to Sterile Processing through Standardized Processes (pdf)

Apr 6, 2016

Barriers to Adopting FDA Guidance in Central Sterile Departments (pdf)

Apr 6, 2016

Safe to Handle? Comparing Manually and Machine-Washed Medical Devices (pdf)

Mar 1, 2016

Reprocessing Training Called ‘Non-Negotiable’

Jul 22, 2015

Hospital Takes Hard Look at Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization (pdf)

Mar 27, 2015

HTM Plays Role in Transforming 21st Century Sterile Processing (pdf)

Feb 23, 2015

FDA Cites ‘Complex Design’ of Scope in Safety Advisory

Dec 9, 2014

Ebola Virus Poses New Challenge to Healthcare Community (pdf)

Nov 1, 2014

Healthcare Organizations Respond to Ebola Outbreak

Oct 6, 2014

10 Things Your Organization Can Do Now To Improve Reprocessing (pdf)

Oct 6, 2014

A Roundtable Discussion: Toward a Cleaner Future (pdf)

Sep 14, 2014

Understanding Key Factors In Steam Sterilization (pdf)

May 1, 2012

Horizons Spring 2012: Sterilization and Reprocessing