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Content DescriptionST79 is the go-to reference for steam sterilization in all healthcare facilities, regardless of sterilizer or facility size. Developed by sterilization and manufacturing professionals ST79:2017 can help you to: Support safety at every step for processing medical devices Follow proper sterilization practices of processed items across multiple facility departments (i.e., OR, ER) Understand the complete life cycle of sterilization processing—from managing temperature and humidity to processes for the decontamination area Substantiate the need for equipment upgrades to meet federal guidelines that reduce potential citations Stay in compliance with accrediting bodies such as The Joint Commission Support the delivery of properly processed medical devices critical to optimizing patients’ health Guide personnel toward desirable performance objectives The new ST79 is easier to reference as it’s been reorganized into topical groupings and provides the flexibility for facilities to determine certain criteria based on their concerns.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 8,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology.
AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals. AAMI helps members:
Stay on top of new technology and policy developments
Add value in healthcare organizations
Improve professional skills
Enhance patient care
AAMI provides a unique and critical forum for a variety of professionals including clinical and biomedical engineers and technicians, physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, educators, scientists, manufacturers, distributors, government regulators, and others with an interest in healthcare technology. AAMI fulfills its mission through:
Courses, conferences, and continuing education, including certification programs.
Collaborative initiatives, including summits with the FDA
A rich array of resources, including peer-reviewed journals, technical documents, books, videos, podcasts, and other products.
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