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Accreditation Surveys Focus on CS

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan, January/February 2017

CS Departments Need a SME with Critical Thinking Skills

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, January/February 2017

OR and SPD – Why Can’t We Just Get Along?

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, January 2017

Managing SPD Requires Critical Thinking Skills

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, October 2016

Packing Systems for Sterilization

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan, November/December 2016

If It’s Not Clean, It Can’t be Sterilized

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, November/December 2016

Positive Discipline

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan, September/October 2016

Central Service and Infection Prevention Partnering for Quality, Adhering to Standards

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, September/October 2016

AORN’s Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, August 2016

Procedure Changes for Improving Patient Safety Depends on Collaboration

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, June 2016

Taking the Chaos Out of Accreditation Surveys in Sterile Processing : High-Level Disinfection, Sterilization, and Antisepsis.

American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), Supplement: Disinfection, Sterilization and Antisepsis: Principles, Practices, Current Issues, New Research and New Technologies, May 2016, Vol. 44, Issue 5, Supplement e1-e100

Troubleshooting Failed Sterilization Loads: Process Failures and Wet Packs/Loads

American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), Supplement: Disinfection, Sterilization and Antisepsis: Principles, Practices, Current Issues, New Research and New Technologies, May 2016, Vol. 44, Issue 5, Supplement e1-e100

Wet Pack Problems and Solutions

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, July/August 2016

Legal Issues: Regulations that Protect the Healthcare Worker and Their Patients

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan, July/August 2016

Every Facility Needs A Processing Subject Matter Expert

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, April 2016

Processing Flexible Endoscopes: AORN’s Updated Evidence-Based Guidelines

Healthcare Purchasing News, CE-Credited Self Study Article, April 2016

Managing Conflict

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan, May/June 2016

New!  AORN’s Evidence Based Guidelines for Processing Flexible Endoscopes

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, May/June 2016

What TJC, CMS Surveyors are Focusing on in CS

IAHCSMM Viewpoint, Healthcare Purchasing News, March 2016

TJC and CMS Surveyors: What are They Looking For in CS

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, March/April 2016

Care and Maintenance of Surgical Instruments

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan, March/April 2016

Joint Commission: High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization BoosterPak

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, February 2016

Dressed For Success: Are You Following Evidenced Based Guidelines for Proper Attire?

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, January/February 2016

Strategic Planning Process and Human Resource Management

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan, January/February 2016

Quality Improvement and Budgeting for CS

Healthcare Purchasing News, IAHCSMM Column, October 2015

Reprocessing: Improving Quality and Patient Safety Through Accreditation Preparedness

Healthcare Purchasing News, CE-Credited Self Study Article, December 2015

OR and Sterile Processing Dress Code: Updated Guidelines Based on Evidence

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, December 2015

Sterile Processing Accreditation Surveys: Risk Reduction and Process Improvement

AORN Journal October 2015, Vol. 102, No. 4

Sound the Alarm! CDC and FDA Alert of Reprocessing in Healthcare Facilities

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, October 2015

Surgical Instruments: Point of Use Cleaning and Contamination Prior to Transportation

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, August 2015

Instrument Decontamination Begins at the Point of Use: It’s the Law According to OSHA

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, November/December 2015

Formal Mentoring Programs for Central Service Personnel

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 612, November/December 2015

Consultant’s Recommendations for QI and Budgeting

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, July/August 2015

Surgical Instruments: Point of Use Cleaning Prior to Transportation

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, July 2015

Creating and Maintaining Correct Instrument Sets

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 611, September/October 2015

Mentoring and Succession Planning: Great Leaders Plan Ahead

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, September/October 2015

Script for AAMI Training Video on Investigation of Sterilization Process Failures

Training Video Produced by AAMI, September 2015

Trouble Shooting Instrument Stains

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 610, July/August 2015

Consultant’s Recommendations from Quality Improvement and Budgeting

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, July/August 2015

Sterilization Terminology Confusion: IUSS, Terminal, and now “Short Cycle”?

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, June 2015

Decontamination Begins in the OR

Managers Guide to Infection Control, Supplement to Outpatient Surgery, May 2015

Central Service Errors Impact Customers and Patient Safety

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 609, May/June 2015

AORN Updated Recommended Practices/Guidelines Related to CS

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, May/June 2015

Sterilization and Disinfection Practices in Ambulatory Settings

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, April 2015

On-The-Job Training for Central Service Employees

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 608, March/April 2015

Lead Time for Loaned Devices

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, March/April 2015

2015 AORN News You Can Use

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, February 2015

Instrument Decontamination Begins at the Point of Use: OSHA Regulatory Requirements

Healthcare Purchasing News, CE-Credited Self Study Article, February 2015

Education and Training for Central Service Personnel

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 607, January February 2015

The Human Body – No Place for Lint, Dust or Other Foreign Debris

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, January/February 2015

A Primer on Cross-Functional Teams

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 606, November/December 2014

Processing CJD Contaminated Instruments

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, December 2014

Survey Survival Tips

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, November/December 2014

Endoscope Reprocessing: Studies Show There Are Many Concerns

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, October 2014

CS is a Profession – Not Just a Job!

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, September/October 2014

Why is Water Quality so Important to Sterile Processing

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, August 2014

Doing the “Right” Thing (Part2: Social Responsibility)

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 605, July/August 2014

Making Positive Changes Stick!

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, July/August 2014

Ugh!  What is Causing These Wet Packs?

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, June 2014

Outbreaks, Epidemics and Pandemics-Oh my!

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, May/June 2014

AAMI ST79 Updates: New Sterilizer Wrap Drawings and Wet Pack Assessment Tools

3M Sterile U Online Webinar

Doing the “Right” Thing (Part 1: Professional Ethics)

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 604, May/June 2014

The Chain of Infection Transmission

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, April 2014

Looking Back Makes the Future Seem Brighter

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, March/April 2014

What is New with AAMI

Web/Newsletter, http://www.biosealnet.com/blog/, February 2014

Resources and Networking at Your Fingertips

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, January/February 2014

Clinical Benefits of Faster Biological Indicators

Healthcare Purchasing News, May 2014

Documentation for Instrument and Equipment Reprocessing

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 603, January/February 2014

Success – It’s Your Choice

Bioseal Web/Newsletter, December 2013

What is that Sign?  Understanding Product Labeling Symbols

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, November/December 2013

Legal Implications of Standards and Recommended Practices for CS Departments

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 602, November/December 2013

Deciphering Label Codes

Bioseal Web/Newsletter, October 2013

Benchmarking – Networking Tools of the Trade

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, September/October 2013

Regulations & Standards Impact Safe Instrument Processing

IAHCSMM Communique, Nursing Lesson Plan 601, September/October 2013

Taming the Wild, Wild West of Reprocessing

Bioseal Web/Newsletter, August 2013

Collaboration and Education: Keys to CQI

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, July/August 2013

Acronyms: What Do Those Letters Stand For?

Bioseal Web/Newsletter, June 2013

High Level Disinfection, Sterilization, and Antisepsis: Current Issues in Reprocess Medical and Surgical Instruments

American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) Supplement: Sterilization and Antisepsis: Current Issues, New Research, and New Technologies, May 2013

Immediate Use Steam Sterilization: Moving Beyond Current Policy

American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) Supplement: Sterilization and Antisepsis: Current Issues, New Research, and New Technologies, May 2013

The Long and Winding Road to Best Practices

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, May/June 2013

Sterile Processing – Valuable Online Resources and Networking

Bioseal Web/Newsletter, April 2013

Reprocessing in the Ambulatory Setting is Different – Right?

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, March/April 2013

Single Use Devices

Bioseal Web/Newsletter, February 2013

Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes

IAHCSMM Communique, Professional Perspectives Column, January/February 2013

The Latest Amendments to ST79

Bioseal Web/Newsletter, December 2012

Reprocessing in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting

Healthcare Purchasing News,

December 2012

Beyond the Wild, Wild West of Reprocessing

IAHCSMM Communique,

September/October 2012

Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection: What Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Will Be Looking For

3M Sterile U-Sterilization Assurance Continuing Education, September 2012

Success! The Gift That Keeps on Giving

IAHCSMM Communique,

November/December 2012

Latex Allergies

Bioseal Web/Newsletter, October 2012

Moving Beyond the Wild, Wild West for Reprocessing

IAHCSMM Communique,

September/October 2012

Gaining Respect and Acknowledgement for Reprocessing

IAHCSMM Communique, July/August 2012

Finding the Silver Lining in “Dirty Surgical Instruments” Investigation

IAHCSMM Communique, May/June 2012

TASS Prevention: Processing of Intraocular Surgical Instruments

IAHCSMM Communique, May/June 2012

The Joint Commission: CSSD Audits

IAHCSMM Communique,

January/February 2012

Sterilization Process Failures: New Tools to Use for Investigation and Prevention

IAHCSMM Communique, November/December 2011

Sterile Processing in Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Accreditation Surveys

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) (Book), 2011

IAHCSMM, AORN, APIC and others Endorse Position Statement on Immediate Use Steam Sterilization

IAHCSMM Communique, May/June 2011

The New Consensus Surrounding Sterilization: Understanding the Shift From “Flash” Sterilization To “Immediate-Use Sterilization”

Prevention Strategist – Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Summer 2011, Vol. 4, No. 2

Taming the Loaner Instrumentation Beast

Healthcare Purchasing News, June 2011

Getting a Handle on Loaner Instrumentation

HealthVIE.com, March 2011

Sterilization Competence Assessment Module       3rd Edition 

Competency and Credentialing Institute 2010

Excellence in Sterile Processing – Rigid Containers

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Education (2011) Knowledge Network

Reducing the Risks Associated With Loaner Instrumentation and Implants

AORN Journal: September 2010 – Vol. 92, No. 3

Excellence in Sterile Processing – Event Related Sterility Maintenance

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Education (2011) Knowledge Network

Compliance with Published Standards and Recommended Practices for Patient Safety Using Flash Pak

Customer Information for Symmetry Medical (Manufacturers of Flash Pak containers)

OR and SPD Riding the Wave in the Perfect Storm

Infection Control Today, Vol. 14, No. 3,

March 2010

Current Issues in Reprocessing Medical and Surgical Instruments

Chapter on - Disinfection, Sterilization and Antisepsis 2010 Edition: Principles, Practices, Current Issues, New Research and New Technologies. Challenges : Edited by William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH 

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection in the OR and Other Invasive Procedure Rooms

HealthVIE.com, February 2010

Collaboration Between Perioperative Nurses and Sterile Processing Department Personnel

AORN Journal: April 2010 – Vol. 91, No. 4

Best Practices for Cleaning and Maintaining a Motivated and Effective SPD Staff

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 33, No. 12, December 2009

Can a Rigid Container System be Greener and Safer at the Same Time?

Managing Infection Control: Volume 9, Issue 11. November 2009

Preparing for a Joint Commission Inspection

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 33, No. 10, October 2009

2009 Sterilization Leadership Conference Calls Thought Leaders into Action: Working together to advance sterilization practice

Healthcare Purchasing News Daily Update e-newsletter: July 31, 2009

What the Infection Preventionist Should Be Looking At in a Sterile Processing Department

APIC’s Preventing Infection in Ambulatory Care Newsletter: Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization of Equipment: Fall Issue 2009

Sterilization Process Failures and Recalls: Taking the Correct Actions

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 33, No. 10, October 2009

A&P of SPD

Managing Infection Control: Volume 9, Issue 9, September 2009

The Need for Educated Staff in Sterile Processing-Patient Safety Depends on It

Perioperative Nursing Clinics: Volume 4, Number 2, June 2009

Flash Sterilization: A “Steaming Hot” Topic: Decreasing the Risk to Your Patients

Managing Infection Control: Volume 9, Issue 5, May 2009

What Every Infection Preventionists Should Know About The Sterile Processing Department

Managing Infection Control: Volume 8, Issue 12, December 2008

The Infection Preventionists and SPD Must Partner for Safe Patient Care

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 32, No. 12, December 2008

Ready, Set, Grow!  Building a New Pediatric Hospital: Focus on SPD

Managing Infection Control: Volume 8, Issue 9, September 2008

Taking SPD to a “Whole New Place”: Designing a New Sterile Processing Department

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 32, No. 6, June 2008

SPD and OR Working Together to Manage Loaner Instrumentation

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 32, No. 2, February 2008

Packaging for Sterilization: It’s Not Just a Box, a Bag or Gift Wrapping!

Managing Infection Control: Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2008

Raising the Bar: Increased Training and Compensation for Sterile Processing Professionals

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Seven Issue 8, August 2007

OR and SPD Working Together to Improve Instrument Processing

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Seven Issue 7, July 2007

Loaner Instrumentation: Keeping Patient Safety First.

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Seven Issue 4,  April 2007

Unloading, Storage, Distribution, Transportation and Aseptic Presentation of Sterile Items.

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Seven Issue 1,  January 2007

It’s a Wrap! Sterilization Packaging Systems, Preparation and Loading for Steam Sterilization.

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Six Issue 12,  December 2006

Sterilization of Surgical Implants:  Did you know….?

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Six Issue 11, November 2006

Monitoring Chemical Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 30, No .8,  August 2006

Loaner Instrumentation (part of chapter on instrumentation)

Perioperative Services; Administration, Resource Management, and Patient Care.  September 2006

Just Say No!  Don’t Get Weighed Down By Instrument Sets That are Too Heavy.

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Six Issue 4,  April 2006

AORN Acknowledges Outstanding Accomplishments in PeriOperative Nursing

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Six Issue 3, March 2006

Infection Prevention: Breaking Down Enzymatic Cleaners: Advice for choosing the formula that fits your facility’s needs.

Outpatient Surgery Magazine: Volume VII, NO.1,  January 2006

AORN Specialty Assembly for Central Supply/Sterile Processing Professionals

Managing Infection Control:  Volume Five Issue 12, December 2005

What Do We Look for Daily, But Don’t Really Want to Find?  Positive BIs

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 29, No. 6, June 2005

Environmental Cleaning in the Operation Room

Infection Control Today:  March 2005, Vol. 9, No. 3

President’s Message X 9: Denver AORN

DAORN Newsletter: September –June 2004-2005

Safe Patient Care: A Result of Improving Relationships Between OR and SPD

Kimberly-Clark Newsletter: July 2004

Sterilization Competency Assessment Module –Study Guide for CNOR exam

Certification Board Perioperative Nursing: June 2004

The ASHCSP Page: A message from our president’s. 12 Monthly columns.  

Materials Management in Health Care: January – December 2003

Proud to be a Sterile Processing Professional

Infection Control Today: October 2003, Vol. 7 No. 10

The Facts: Wet Packs and Plastic Accessory Cases

Zentral Sterilisation (International Journal of Sterile Supply) D 2596 F 6/2003 Nov./Dec. 11. Jahrgang

The Facts: Wet Packs and Plastic Accessory Cases

Infection Control Today: July 2003 Vol. 7 No. 7

Collaborative Opportunities for Sterile Processing and Surgical Services

Today’s SurgiCenter: March 2003

Time for a Change!

ASHCSP Healthcare Central service Newsletter: Winter 2003 & Managing Infection Control, July 2003

Absenteeism: Positive reinforcement works

Healthcare Purchasing News: Vol. 27 No. 1, January 2003

Positive IDs for Positive BIs        

Infection Control Today:

October 2002, Vol. 6 No 10

Inside Central Sterile / Objective Decision-Making: Using a Surgical Instrument/Mobile Equipment Tracking Systems

Infection Control Today: March 2002,

Vol. 6 No. 3

 

In Denver, A Win-Win Answer To Staff Recruitment And Training Answers

Healthcare Purchasing News: February 2002, Vol. 26 No 2

Out of gas:  Replacing EtO Sterilization

Today’s Surgical Nurse:  March 1997, Vol. 19 No. 2

Going Gasless.  Eliminating EtO Sterilization

Association of Surgical Technologist: November 1997, Vol. 29 No. 10

Rapid Recall: Rules to Use When a Load Goes Bad

(Cover Story Interview)

Materials Management in Health Care: September 1998, Vol. 7 No. 9

Eliminating Cover Gowns for Perioperative Personnel

AORN, Practical Innovations: Vol. 63 No. 2 February 1996