In light of the closure of some facilities that use gas ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices prior to their distribution and use, the FDA is looking at the future availability of medical devices and the possibility of medical device shortages. This webinar highlights potential alternatives to EtO, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to determine what kind of sterilization is best for your organization.
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The initial purpose for developing a socially responsible, closed loop supply chain was to enhance our environmentally sustainable practices by purchasing more responsible and locally sourced products.
Improving & Managing the Sterilization Process Through the Use of Surgical Instrument Management Software & Lean
The surgical instrument management software (SIM) implementation began in October of 2003 and a Lean initiative to redesign processes began in October 2005. Implementation of all the initial recommendations was not complete until June of 2006.
AHRMM supports the concept and use of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) to provide evidence-based data to help inform purchasing decisions. CER is designed to support healthcare decisions by providing objective conclusions after comparing the effectiveness, benefits, and potential harm of various medical equipment, devices, or treatment options for specific episodes of care or states of disease. By using objective data provided by CER, healthcare supply chain professionals have the ability to:
Numerous papers written recently predict the impact of the economic downturn on the healthcare industry. Many of these predictions are now headlines – reduced labor budgets, declines in elective and out-patient volumes/surgeries, and smaller, or in some instances, no capital budgets. Because of the role supply chain plays in the financial well-being of an organization and the current economic environment, supply chain leaders can anticipate:
Please see a sample of a Reprocessing Single Use Devices (SUD), RFP below - you will find this short document and the Reprocessing Narrative Evaulation example covers all the basics, and you can tailor it to your needs.