Tuesday, 14 May 2024 17:11

The Cinderella Story

Sometimes, I refer to the development of the SteriTite container as a Cinderella story. The SteriTite container designed for compatibility and sustainability continues to surprise me.  If anyone missed the riddle in our last blog…Here is the answer..

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The news cycle has been dominated by headlines that are talking about AI and it’s potential to reshape the way we live and work. What many people don’t realize is that we have been developing and using machine learning tools at Case Medical long before it was popularized in the news cycle...

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What’s going on? Off label use of germicides without rinsing, damaged and pitted medical devices, and stripped sterilization containers with white powder residue... I’ve had an opportunity to visit several health care facilities and hopefully provide some ideas for improvement of process and product. ...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2024 17:43

Compromised Sterile Barrier

At Case Medical, we adhere to best practices and good ole common sense. Let’s understand why Case Medical is so concerned about wet loads in a sealed container that they found three, yes 3, ways to ensure that sets can be sterilized rapidly, safely, and according to standards even in an emergency...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2024 11:22

SteriTite Container: A positive control

This is too frequently a tactic used in politics, business, commerce, and in the health care industry to create doubt about a product or service, even a person’s best intentions. Last week, we discussed how science experiments utilize both positive and negative controls. We pointed out how process indicators used to monitor both cleaning and sterilization efficacy also serve to alert us to failures that then need to be investigated...

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A container is a rigid reusable packaging system that is validated to maintain sterility until it is used. In the past, we never heard of white powder, cancelled STERRAD cycles, or even massive surface discoloration. And no, we do not agree that white powder is okay nor that you can continue to use a container with surface degradation...

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Shorter cycles, less rinses have been discussed for some time at AAMI working groups and amongst healthcare professionals. Most agree that adequate contact time and rinsing is good practice for manual and automated processes. Detergents lift but rinsing removes the soil. Now manufacturers of new washer/disinfectors have gone even further by promoting cycles preset in their new machines which eliminate rinse steps and rinse times

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Thursday, 20 July 2023 16:20

Prepare for the next supply chain crisis

By now you are likely aware of the supply chain crisis, global warming, and the challenges of the post pandemic world. All that we need now is a UPS strike, the cherry on top of a not so pleasant cake. At Case Medical we share your concerns, and we’re here to help. As a manufacturer of medical devices and products for instrument processing, we know that if we don’t have the necessary...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2023 09:00

Less is Best

We can all agree that stopping pollution is a good thing to do. And an excellent way to start is by reducing the “chemical footprint,” a simple expression that considers the quantity and harshness of chemicals used in healthcare processes. Think of the analogy of adding too much salt to the soup, too much detergent to the washer, dumping too many...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2023 09:00

Are we poisoning ourselves?

The Dirty Dozen list: What does it say about the world we live in when strawberries, and now blue berries, those gems of nutrition, are included in the list of 12 non-organic fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides according to the Environmental Working Group? Or that 98% of Americans have potentially toxic chemicals detected in their blood.

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