As a sterilization professional or technician, you are crucial to AAMI’s growing community as well as the safety of hospitals, medical equipment, devices, and instrumentation.
Basic Concepts in Validation and Qualification of Cleaning and Sterilization Processes for Reusable Medical Devices is a timely update to Donna Swenson’s bestselling resource for sterile processing personnel and medical device manufacturers. The book covers basic information about the science behind sterilization, quality management, and the principles of validation. The text then applies those principles to cleaning processes, the validation of various sterilization processes, and product quality assurance testing of cleaning and sterilization processes.
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ANSI/AAMI ST79:2017 with Amendments A1:2020, A2:2020, A3:2020, A4:2020
Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities, offering users new clarity and fresh guidance to maintain patient safety and stay in compliance with accrediting bodies. ST79 provides comprehensive guidance for healthcare personnel who use steam for sterilization, regardless of the size of the sterilizer or the type of facility. This includes hospitals, ambulatory surgery facilities, physician offices, cardiac catheterization laboratories, endoscopy suites, radiology departments, and dental offices. It remains a "go-to" document for The Joint Commission.
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