142019Jan
Sterile Services and decontaminating at low temperatures

Sterile Services and decontaminating at low temperatures

The medical instruments that Sterile Services decontaminate are improving all the time. New materials are being used and electronic elements being introduced in miniature form. This is great news for the patient as the latest generation of medical instruments lead to a more sophisticated level of hospital care. However, Sterile Service Departments (SSDs) are finding…

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42016Jul
Testing methods for the quality of a heat sealed pouch

Testing methods for the quality of a heat sealed pouch

In Sterile Service Departments (SSDs), it is vital that heat sealed pouches are properly sealed to minimise the risk of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). Any medical device that has the integrity of its sterility compromised can prove to be fatal to a patient being operated on in theatre. It is for this reason that many…

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