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HPN Dec CS Solutions Inspection of cannulated devices, cleaning of personal items, and The need for

Published: 2020/12 | View PDF


HPN-CS Connections Oct Removing bio?lms; using indicators in sterilization assurance

Published: 2020/10 | View PDF


Kit, tray and kaboodle Getting and keeping your assets together

Published: 2020/10 |

https://www.hpnonline.com/sterile-processing/article/21154165/kit-tray-and-kaboodle


OR Today Company Showcase

Published: 2020/10 |

https://ortoday.com/sponsored-healthmark-corporate-profile-going-the-extra-mile/


OR Today Company Showcase

Published: 2020/10 |

https://ortoday.com/sponsored-healthmark-corporate-profile-going-the-extra-mile/


HPN- Aug CS Solutions

Published: 2020/08 | View PDF


HPN July CS Solutions

Published: 2020/07 | View PDF


HPN June CS Solutions: "Can social distancing be facilitated by the use of floor signs, such as Heal

Published: 2020/06 | View PDF


HPN Onsite vs Offsite Reprocessing

Published: 2020/05 | View PDF


CS Solutions April

Published: 2020/04 | View PDF


CS Solutions March

Published: 2020/03 | View PDF


CS Solutions March

Published: 2020/03 | View PDF


CS Solutions Feb

Published: 2020/02 | View PDF


CS Solutions January Breaking down reprocessing process; blood cells role; instrument pack weight

Published: 2020/01 | View PDF


CS Solutions December Protecting instruments from heat, humidity and organisms

Published: 2019/12 | View PDF


CS Solutions Nov: Inspecting electrical instruments for insulation failure

Published: 2019/11 | View PDF


CS Solutions Oct: Seeking storage; 9 steps to clean; processing carbide inserts

Published: 2019/10 | View PDF


GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK The new Wipak strategy is out

Published: 2019/10 |

https://mailchi.mp/wipak/green-is-the-new-black-the-new-wipak-strategy-is-out?e=124ef054bd


Mitigating risk in flexible endoscope reprocessing

Published: 2019/10 | View PDF


The full scope of reprocessing: Introspection and intervention

Published: 2019/10 | View PDF


The Process of Containing Instruments

Published: 2019/09 | View PDF


Don't Let Water Quality Hurt Care Quality

Published: 2019/09 | View PDF


Soaking instruments; using labels; peel pack placement

Published: 2019/09 | View PDF


CS Solutions Aug - Making product decisions without CS input; too embarrassed to ask questions

Published: 2019/08 | View PDF


OR TODAY WEBINAR SERIES EXPERIENCES RECORD-BREAKING GROWTH

Published: 2019/08 | View PDF


CS Solutions July - Handling sharps and needles; weekend protocols

Published: 2019/07 | View PDF


CS Solutions June - Precleaning instruments; proper use of container signage

Published: 2019/06 | View PDF


CS Solutions May Storing scopes properly and keeping cool in the SPD

Published: 2019/05 | View PDF


CS Solutions April

Published: 2019/04 | View PDF


TechNation Endoscope Roundtable

Published: 2019/04 | View PDF


Healthmark 50th Anniversary Press Release

Published: 2019/04 | View PDF


CS Solutions March

Published: 2019/03 | View PDF


CS SOLUTIONS Steam outages; washer testing; stringing instruments

Published: 2019/02 | View PDF


CS SOLUTIONS Aiming for success – both personally and professionally – in 2019

Published: 2019/01 | View PDF


Keeping Murphy’s law out of the SPD

Published: 2019/01 | View PDF


CS Solutions November - Testing frequency of automated washers; scope moisture identification

Published: 2018/11 | View PDF


OR Today Corporate Profile

Published: 2018/11 | View PDF


CS Solutions Oct: Cavitation testing; shelf placement, protection

Published: 2018/10 | View PDF


Southeast Mich. attracts $13M in business expansions

Published: 2018/10 | View PDF


Healthmark Expansion Detroit News

Published: 2018/10 | View PDF


CS Solutions Sept: Preparing for CMS inspections; Addressing biohazard spills

Published: 2018/09 | View PDF


CS Solutions Aug: SPD staffing, training, supervision not a one person job

Published: 2018/08 | View PDF


Part-of-the-clean-team Tech Nation

Published: 2018/08 |

https://1technation.com/part-of-the-clean-team/


CS Solutions July: The time to outsource the SPD; Humidity standards

Published: 2018/07 | View PDF


June CS Solutions

Published: 2018/06 | View PDF


HPN: CS Solutions May; Washing instruments in the scrub sink; proper prion removal

Published: 2018/05 | View PDF


Surgical Products- Personal Projection Equipment_ Bringing Individual Expression To OR Apparel

Published: 2018/03 | View PDF


February CS Solutions Pre-treatment is a must; a wet storage story

Published: 2018/02 | View PDF


Keeping Cool In The Decontamination Area

Published: 2018/02 | View PDF


Proper endoscope cleaning requires visual cues — even for the invisible

Published: 2017/11 |

http://www.hpnonline.com/proper-endoscope-cleaning-requires-visual-cues-even-for-the-invisible/


HPN Oct Washer Testing; washer disinfector inspections

Published: 2017/10 |

http://digital.hpnonline.com/editions/z38o/0A148ky/1710-HPN/html/index.html?page=46&origin=reader


HPN Sept Sharps safety; putting baby blankets in trays

Published: 2017/09 | View PDF


HPN-August Combining Similar instruments with different IFU's' lining sterilizer rack

Published: 2017/08 | View PDF


Decontam in the Details

Published: 2017/07 | View PDF


No Crash Course in Crisis Management

Published: 2017/07 | View PDF


Product Evaluating PPE

Published: 2017/07 | View PDF


HPN June CS Solutions: Handling explants; inspecting insulated instruments

Published: 2017/06 | View PDF


HPN May CS Solutions: Appropriate air for drying scopes; reprocessing hazards still rate high

Published: 2017/05 |

http://www.hpnonline.com/appropriate-air-drying-scopes-reprocessing-hazards-still-rate-high/


HPN CS Solutions: Selecting suitable storage and shelving; long sleeves in the SPD

Published: 2017/04 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Proper Use of Chemical and Biological Indicators

Published: 2017/03 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Decontaminating open sets; separating sharps; ultrasonic testing variables

Published: 2017/02 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Loathing long sleeves; sorting soiled linens; the purpose of enzyme spray...

Published: 2017/01 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Transporting Clean Instruments

Published: 2016/12 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Sterile expiration dates, addressing allergies with laundry service, daily

Published: 2016/11 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Double Pouching

Published: 2016/10 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Lubricating ortho sets; testing cart washers; flushing scopes with alcohol

Published: 2016/08 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: When to reprocess stored scopes; CS department practice assessment

Published: 2016/05 | View PDF


AAMI BI&T: Characterizing Simulated-Use Test Soils Used in Reprocessing Validations

Published: 2016/05 | View PDF

http://www.aami-bit.org/doi/abs/10.2345/0899-8205-50.s3.11?journalCode=bmit


AAMI Horizons: Safer Sterilization and Reprocessing Require Systemwide Improvements

Published: 2016/05 | View PDF


AAMI Horizons: Safe to Handle? Comparing Manually and Machine-Washed Medical Devices

Published: 2016/04 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Keeping sterile sets dry; the 25-pound tray

Published: 2016/03 | View PDF


HPN CS Connections: Maintaining instrument maintenance programs

Published: 2016/02 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: IUSS cycle frequency; differentiating sanitization, disinfection and sterilization

Published: 2016/01 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: The control test-BI relationship; re-cleaning "clean" containers; special foo

Published: 2016/-6 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Setting standards: handling scope accessories, SPD dress codes, culturin

Published: 2015/11 | View PDF


HPN Self Study Series: Complying with AAMI ST91: Key recommendations for your facility

Published: 2015/11 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Monitoring temperature in transit; pitfalls of plastic, solid-bottom trays

Published: 2015/10 | View PDF


OR Today: Healthmark Continues to Innovate

Published: 2015/10 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Absorbing moisture in orthopedic trays, mysterious washer test results

Published: 2015/09 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Stained packaging, segregating scope blades, proper handling of pouches

Published: 2015/08 | View PDF


HPN: New cleaning and sterility assurance products boost efficiency, safety

Published: 2015/08 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Maintenance documentation, alcohol rinsing, ultrasonic rules

Published: 2015/06 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Using Toothbrushes...

Published: 2015/04 | View PDF


HPN CS Solutions: Fecal transplanting a reality; writing on peel pouches

Published: 2015/03 | View PDF


Improving the Cleaning Process for Flexible Endoscopes

Published: 2015/03 | View PDF


CS Solutions Feb 2015 SPD attire, inconsistent practices, reprocessing borrowed instruments

Published: 2015/02 | View PDF


CS Solutions HPN Jan Handling scopes, Ebola instruments, wet sterilization packs, EEG electrodes

Published: 2015/01 | View PDF


Sticking together on sharps safety

Published: 2014/12 | View PDF


CS Solutions HPN Dec Passing the buck on contaminated instruments, steam outages, washer placement

Published: 2014/12 | View PDF


Cool Aids ESP #1

Published: 2014/12 | View PDF


New Camera Technology Provides 'Fantastic Voyage' Into Future

Published: 2014/12 |

http://www.surgicalproductsmag.com/blogs/2014/12/new-camera-technology-provides-fantastic-voyage-future


Sterilizing stuffed animals, missing IFU’s, HLD safety

Published: 2014/10 | View PDF


When are endoscopes, heat-sensitive devices ready to be handled safely?

Published: 2014/10 | View PDF


Sept CS Solutions HPN - Picking the suitable brush for the right instrument

Published: 2014/09 | View PDF


OR Today 2014 Company Showcase

Published: 2014/09 | View PDF


Aug CS Solutions HPN - Chemical Temperatures, Unbearable Conditions

Published: 2014/08 | View PDF


July CS Solutions HPN - Fans in CS? Ideal lighting for visual inspections?

Published: 2014/07 | View PDF


June CS Solutions HPN - IUSS containers, dirty floors, Standards of Practice

Published: 2014/06 | View PDF


May CS Solutions-Double pouching for sterile presentation? ATP use in CS?

Published: 2014/05 | View PDF


April CS Solutions

Published: 2014/04 | View PDF


HPN March CS Solutions: Failed sterilizer recall; IUSS intended for immediate use; scrub attire in c

Published: 2014/03 | View PDF


HPN Feb CS Solutions Packaging semi-critical devices; What is TASS and why is it a concern?

Published: 2014/02 | View PDF


HPN Jan CS Solutions Failures in Sterilization and Packaging

Published: 2014/01 | View PDF


HPN Nov Just how safe are stored endoscopes anyway?

Published: 2013/11 | View PDF


Oct CS Solutions

Published: 2013/10 | View PDF


September CS Solutions

Published: 2013/09 | View PDF


Aug CS Solutions

Published: 2013/08 | View PDF


July CS Solutions

Published: 2013/07 | View PDF


June CS Solutions

Published: 2013/06 | View PDF


May CS Solutions

Published: 2013/05 | View PDF


April CS Solutions

Published: 2013/04 | View PDF


OR Today Company Showcase

Published: 2013/04 | View PDF


March CS Solutions

Published: 2013/03 | View PDF


Feb CS Solutions

Published: 2013/02 | View PDF

http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2013-02/1302-CSsolutions.html  


Dec CS CS Solutions in HPN

Published: 2012/12 |

http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2012-12/1212-cssolutions.html


ICT Reprint Articles/Humipak Ad

Published: 2012/12 | View PDF


Central Supply "Tools of the Trade": Tip Protection

Published: 2012/11 | View PDF

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-quality-infection-control/central-supply-tools-of-the-trade-instrument-tip-protection.html


November CS Solutions in HPN

Published: 2012/11 |

 

http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2012-11/1211-cssolutions.html


HPN Reprocessing Endoscopes Begins at Bedside

Published: 2012/11 |

http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2012-11/1211-ecg13.html


CPD Guy Offers CHIP Tips for Endoscope Reprocessing

Published: 2012/11 |

http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2012-11/1211-ecg12.html


Reprocessing endoscopes begins at bedside

Published: 2012/11 |

http://www.readperiodicals.com/201211/2814720191.html



CS Solutions-HPN Cost conscious chemical use; processing carbide insert instruments in the ultrasoni

Published: 2012/10 | View PDF


CS Solutions-HPN

Published: 2012/09 | View PDF


Sterile Processing Certification...Does it Have Value?

Published: 2012/06 |

http://digital.infectioncontroltoday.com/i/61810/39


Reprocessing rules for freestanding healthcare facilities

Published: 2012/06 |

http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2012-06/1206-cssolutions.html


HPN CS Solutions; SPD performance standards; maximum instruments in washer basket; stacking sterile

Published: 2012/05 |

http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2012-05/1205-CSsolutions.html


Keeping Surgical Instruments Moist

Published: 2012/05 |

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2012/05/best-practices-to-keep-your-instruments-moist.aspx


Tools of the Trade. Instrument Stringers for Reprocessing

Published: 2012/05 | View PDF


Count Sheets; Where do we put them?

Published: 2012/03 | View PDF


Tools of the Trade; Endoscopy Reprocessing

Published: 2012/02 | View PDF

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-accreditation-and-patient-safety/endoscopy-department-tools-of-the-trade-endoscope-reprocessing.html


Updating and Upgrading Device Reprocessing: AAMI/FDA Summit

Published: 2012/02 | View PDF


Practical Guidance for handling Reusable Sharps

Published: 2012/02 | View PDF

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-quality-infection-control/practical-guidance-for-handling-reusable-sharps.html


Central Supply "Tools of the Trade": Peel Pouches

Published: 2012/01 | View PDF

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-quality-infection-control/central-supply-tools-of-the-trade-peel-pouches.html


Importance of Signs in the Healtcare Work Place

Published: 2011/12 | View PDF

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-accreditation-and-patient-safety/importance-of-signs-in-the-healthcare-work-place.html


Central Supply "Tools of the Trade": Brushes

Published: 2011/10 | View PDF

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-quality-infection-control/central-sterile-tools-of-the-trade-brushes.html


Central Supply "Tools of the Trade" Magnifying Glass

Published: 2011/10 | View PDF

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-quality-infection-control/central-sterile-tools-of-the-trade-magnifying-glass.html


Central Supply: The Heart of the Hospital

Published: 2011/09 |

Read the Article on beckerasc.com


Healthmark Wins AdProbe Award

Published: 2011/09 |

Read the Article on reuters.com


What you need to know about ATP Monitoring Systems

Published: 2011/09 |

Read the article on beckerasc.com


Tracking Cleaning Effectiveness_ What You Need to Know About ATP Monitoring

Published: 2011/09 | View PDF


Why Test Your Surgical Instruments Weekly?

Published: 2011/08 |

Read this article on beckerasc.com


CS Solutions July; Medical grade air; dry vs. moist instrument transport; multiple inspection magnif

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HPN August-Combining similiar instruments with different IFU

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HPN August-Combining similiar instruments with different IFU

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HPN August-Combining similiar instruments with different IFU

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HPN Sept CS Solutions - Transporting soiled and sterile items separately; testing all levels of wash

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