Q: Manufacturer instructions for use (IFU) pose a challenge for us CS professionals. Is this an area that IAHCSMM is factoring into its training/educational tools and resources?
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3M Health Care
Infection Prevention Division
3M™ Sterile U - Sterilization Assurance Education Opportunities
Registration required for access to resources and FREE CE-credit webinars and in-services
SPSmedical is a leading manufacturer and provider of biological and chemical indicators for sterility assurance monitoring services and products. SPSmedical offers a wide-array of products and services that enable hospitals, surgi-centers, office-based practitioners and dental offices to safely and accurately monitor and verify their sterilization practices and protocols. In addition to manufacturing these products, SPSmedical has a passion for infection prevention and works with healthcare facilities comply with best practices for the reprocessing of medical devices.
Steris System 1
Tech Support/Customer Service
Steris 800 548-4873 Opt #4
Advanced Sterilization Products
Important: You will need to have your Sterrad sterilizer serial number available.
Tech Support/Customer Service/Technical Services/Customer Support/Clinical Information
888 783-7723 Opt #3, then Tech Support Opt #1
On-Call Support 5:00PM-5:00AM PST
Free Guidance to Help Hospitals Map out Transition to Alternative Reprocessing Methods
ECRI Institute Issues STERIS System 1 High Priority Alert and Recommendations
oneSOURCE has partnered with CIHQ as well as Instrument Tracking Software including SPM, Censitrac, Alex Gold, Haldor Technologies, and Getinge T-DOC to provide value-added services to our customers. Please remember to mention that you are a oneSOURCE customer when contacting them.
CIHQ has agreed to discount its membership to oneSOURCE customers, and a 10% discount on a prepaid yearly subscription to oneSOURCE document site is offered to CIHQ Members.
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)
CIHQ (Center for Improvement In Healthcare Quality) Is a multi-faceted company that is comprised of an accreditation division, a consulting division and an individual professional certification division. CIHQ Hospital Accreditation Division is a CMS approved deeming authority providing accreditation surveys and deemed status for acute care hospitals. ARS (Accreditation Resource Services) is a member-based organization comprised of hospitals and other healthcare entities throughout the United States.ARS is our consulting division and provides comprehensive support services to member organizations regardless of their accreditation provider.Finally the HACP (Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional) division, a national individual professional certification solely dedicated to demonstrating competency in the CMS survey and certification process.To learn more about CIHQ and how organization’s may benefit from the services provided please visit our website at www.cihq.org.
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Phoenix Data Systems proudly offers the AIMS® Software that allows users access to essential, up-to-date document retrieval quickly and easily. AIMS (Asset Information Management System) is the preferred CMMS solution among healthcare professionals throughout the world. AIMS was developed with the assistance of 30 healthcare professionals from 14 Michigan hospitals and has served multi-facility healthcare organizations and single hospitals since 1984
Censitrac's automated tracking for surgical instrument and equipment, improves infection control and provides the data for meaningful benchmarking, continous process improvement and root cause analysis. This is the proven path to zero adverse events, improved clinical outcomes, streamlined workflows and optimized surgical instrument tracking and management. www.censis.net
Haldor Advanced Technologies is committed to helping hospitals meet the ongoing challenge of increasing operational efficiencies, reducing costs, and improving patient safety by enabling hospitals to effectively track, manage, and analyze surgical instruments on an individual basis. Haldor’s leading surgical instrument visibility solution, ORLocate® empowers hospitals to significantly reduce costs associated to surgical instrument shrinkage in both the operating room and sterile processing departments, to increase staff productivity by eliminating manual counting procedures, and to improve patient safety by managing infection control and the prevention of retained surgical items with accurate instrument level data. Headquartered in Hod Hasharon, Israel, Haldor has offices in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. For more information, please visit www.haldor-tech.com.
T-DOC is developed to handle all aspects of your instrument management. By providing you with a real-time overview of your instruments and related supplies, T-DOC allows you to optimize investments and ensure an overall high quality level of hospital operations. We offer a highly scalable system adaptable to your future growth and well suited for any size institution - from small clinics to large multi-site hospitals.T-DOC is a modular, PC-based system that provides comprehensive instrument traceability as well as process quality assurance through real-time logging of washer-disinfector and sterilizer cycle parameters. For more information, visit their website, www.getingeusa.com or call 800-475-9040.
CS-iQ is a software suite designed for the proactive management of hospital surgical instrument and equipment reprocessing areas.
Microsystems provides comprehensive sterile processing information systems designed specifically for healthcare facilities. Microsystems offers a unique combination of intuitive products, refined services, and the decision-support tools necessary for efficient, effective and compliant sterile processing operations.
Learn more at www.mmmicrosystems.com or call 800-675-3529.
While standards are changing – Serenity (unlike other rip and replace systems) is flexible enough to accommodate all levels of Surgical Instrument Management requirements. At a minimum, every facility should know their "Surgical Tray Level Inventory," and this can be achieved through implementing the SurgiDat online Serenity kit auditing and management tools.
Serenity provides added value to the OR and surgical procedure, through the high visibility of not just the kit type, but the actual Specific Kit as a UID Serialized item e.g. "Major Set-3."
Serenity makes it easy to track surgical instrument trays by barcoding or RFID or even tracking to the individual instrument level to and from patients while enforcing and maintaining accountability and compliance with AAMI and CDC standards.
Serenity users can immediately create reports and track items from patients. Serenity provides standardization and compliance capabilities throughout your department and organization. Real-time views of single departments to multiple facilities are instantly available via an administratively-driven secure user name and password.
Replace your manual log book system or your vendor supplied tracking system today with the complete SurgiDat Serenity capability that will allow you to achieve growth, compliance and accountability as you require, through its flexible module design tools and features.
Serenity implementation is quick and simple, leaving your workflow unchanged. You will experience an immediate increase in production efficiency, accountability and increased patient safety.
Find out more about this complete Maintenance and Workflow solution -Plus see what other devices and custom consumable products we offer to help your department at www.surgidat.com or contact us at 336-931-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't just track your assets, MANAGE THEM. TGX Medical Systems continues to set the pace for how instrument tracking SHOULD be done. The Sterile Processing environment within a hospital is a departmentalized machine that is responsible for cleaning, assembling, sterilizing, managing, tracking and overseeing millions of dollars in instruments and equipment for the Operating Rooms to be able to effectively and efficiently carry out their life saving tasks. Alex Gold can impact your environment in all of those areas and more through a technologically advanced, industry leading product offering. www.tgxmedical.com