Reprocessing


  • New Decontamination Process for Surgical Instruments
    A new decontamination process for surgical instruments employs plasma-treatment systems to remove microscopic proteins, prions that are resistant to traditional cleaning methods. ...More
    May 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • ASC SPD Techs Shine Above Others in Testing
    ASC sterile processing technicians had the highest pass rate in the August and November 2007 testing for sterile processing certification. According to the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Certification Exam Stats, ASC testers had a 69 ...More
    April 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Ask the Experts: Endoscope Reprocessing
    Ask the Experts: Endoscope Reprocessing By Jennifer Schraag today’s surgicenter magazine asks the experts the key concerns encircling endoscope reprocessing. Each share their expertise, advice, and perspective on the topic. OUR EXPERT PANEL: Nyla “Skee” Japp, RN, PhD, ACSP, ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT
    PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT: Why Instrument Care is So Important to Today’s ASCs By Jennifer Schraag INSTRUMENTS ARE AN ENORMOUS ASSET in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), and like any other investment, it is wise to protect them in any way possible. Proper instrument care ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • The Industry’s Dirty Little Secret?
    The Industry’s Dirty Little Secret? By Jennifer Schraag Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have long been fighting for equality in the healthcare arena, but some aspects of reprocessing may need careful review. Last October journalist Angela Stewart wrote an article, “FDA: ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Caring for Surgical Instruments and Medical Devices
    Tools of the Trade Caring for Surgical Instruments and Medical Devices By Kris Ellis Every ambulatory surgery center (ASC) must make a significant investment in the instrumentation that is necessary for it to function. In order to best protect this investment, and its ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • The Evolution of the SPD
    The Evolution of the SPuD By Jennifer Schraag The SPS Medical Web site (www.spsmedical.com) features an article written by Charles A. Hughes who explains that in the earlier days, a potato was commonly used to check the efficacy of the sterilization process. That’s right, a ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Empire Investment Holdings Affiliate Acquires Off-Site Surgical Reprocessing Division of SSI Surgical Services, Inc.
    MIAMI -- Empire Investment Holdings announces that its affiliate MSI Surgical Solutions, LLC has completed the acquisition of the off-site surgical reprocessing division of SSI Surgical Services, Inc. The acquired business is a leading provider of full reprocessing services ...More
    October 26, 2006 Posted in News
  • SSI Surgical Services Names Riddell to Board
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- SSI Surgical Services, Inc. (SSI) announces that Todd Riddell has been named to the company’s board of directors, effective Oct. 12, 2006. Riddell was named president and chief executive officer of SSI on Sept. 18, 2006. He is a co-founder of Endoscopy ...More
    October 16, 2006 Posted in News
  • SSI Surgical Services Announces New Leadership
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- SSI Surgical Services, Inc. (SSI) announces that Todd Riddell has been named as president and CEO of SSI. Riddell is a co-founder of Endoscopy Specialists, Inc. (ESI), now SSI. Riddell has more than 15 years of medical industry experience. During his ...More
    October 2, 2006 Posted in News