How critical is the, as generally “semi-critical” classified, use of heat-sensitive flexible endoscopes? That question has preoccupied the specialist organizations and many authors since the documented cases of infection caused by contaminated and therefore infectious, i.e. inadequately reprocessed, duodenoscopes in the USA. Unfortunately, to our knowledge there are only very few scientific epidemiological and comprehensive studies which are not case studies or single case reports.
Requirements of constant product quality and quality assurance have became more and more important. As the liability issue is now also raised in hospitals about the production of medical products and therefore also of sterile products, the necessity for a well evaluated and documented production process is apparent.

In this new chapter of Jan Huys’ book „Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam“, directives and standards for products to be sterilized are described.
When items are sterilized unprotected they soon will be contaminated again by the particles in the air. Usually sterile goods are stored for quite some time before they are used, and moreover they are transported through the hospital to the place they are to be used. Therefore the products must be sterilized inside a packaging in order to prevent contamination after sterilization.

In this new chapter of Jan Huys’ book „Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam“, packaging of products to be sterilized is described.
To enable adequate sterilization, instruments need to be cleaned.

In this new chapter of Jan Huys’ book „Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam“, the actual cleaning procedure in the sterilization department and the mechanism of the cleaning process are described.
Recommendation from Steri-World 06/2018.

Recommendations by the quality task group (108 – update)

22nd DGSV Congress

News Update from Steri-World 06/2018.

30 September – 1 October 2018 in Fulda

The 22nd Congress of the German Society of Sterile Supply (DGSV) was held once again at its usual venue of the Esperanto Congress Centre in Fulda. In his opening speech to the congress DGSV chairman, Maik Roitsch, thanked the speakers, among others, pointing out that the DGSV was donating 25 euros for each lecture to the INDRENI project, aimed at supporting children in Nepal.
Editorial from Steri-World 06/2018.
The Working Group for Testing Detergents (AG RMT) of the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) e.V.), which was set up in 2011, devised and developed a new test method for comparative evaluation of detergents for instrument reprocessing.
Editorial from Steri-World 05/2018.
A unique approach to implementing quality improvement in decontamination practice

Challenge mastered!

Article from Steri-World 05/2018.

2nd SF2S Congress and 4th JIFS International Francophone Sterilization Conference in Marseille, 19 – 21 September 2018
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