Requirements for Construction or Reconstruction of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED)

Part 11: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in a RUMED
Part 11 of the publication series “Requirements for Construction or Reconstruction of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED)” focuses on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in a RUMED.
The present study investigated the formation and fixation of silicate deposits during steam sterilization. First, transfer of silicic acid from the feed water into the sterilization steam onto the sterile supplies was analysed in theory by comparing the process parameters of all substeps of a typical steam sterilization process with a solubility diagram for silicic acid in water and in steam.
The Bowie-Dick (BD) test is performed daily as well as in the weekly, quarterly, annual and revalidation tests. When an autoclave undergoes a maintenance or repair procedure, the autoclave should return to service in a short time in the busy environment of acute care units: an operating theater and so on.
Part 10 of the publication Requirements for Construction or Reconstruction of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED) focuses on compressed air for medical use, generally known simply as medical compressed air. Part 11: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in a RUMED
At the World Forum Congress Centre in The Hague the focus over those days was on medical device reprocessing – over 1,800 delegates from around the world had turned up to attend the World Congress.
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.
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Cleaning is of essential importance in the framework of reprocessing flexible endoscopes. Only properly cleaned endoscopes can be disinfected safely and
provide an adequate hygienic status assuring the safety of the next patient.
Before Gabriel Gutkind inaugurated the 10th Panamerican congress, we met during a pre-congress with the topics: “Medical Devices” and “Vascular implants”.
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