The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued this memo to clarify the issue of the Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet and flash sterilization.
This issue brief explains that eight patients at a New Hampshire hospital may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease through the use... read more
A new ASHE monograph explores risk assessment of medical equipment—a key part of the Joint Commission’s Environment of Care Management Plans. The monograph,... read more
This Excel tool provides a checklist for environmental tours, including items related to fire safety, safety management, utilities, infection control, hazardous material, security, medical equipment, emergency management, and staff knowledge.
This Inside ASHE article details ways to ensure that sterile processing departments are working properly and gives information on SPD flow.