Rigid sterilization containers are designed as a sterile barrier system to preserve the sterility of the enclosed contents. Although they are claimed to have a lengthy life span, it is a concern the sealing capability along the gasket seal because wear and tear may compromise the sealing capability.
Part 9 of the publication Requirements for Construction or Reconstruction of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED) focuses on the supply/process media for a reprocessing unit for flexible endoscopes.
It serves as guidance for new construction or reconstruction of a RUMED for flexible endoscopes with regard to the technical requirements to be met for the supply and disposal of the different media needed.
The German Society of Sterile Supply (DGSV e.V.) Congress on medical device reprocessing was held from 2 to 4 October at its usual venue, the Esperanto Congress Centre in Fulda.
This year’s congress broke a new record with over 1000 delegates in attendance and 32 lectures on offer.