Each year, AAMI recognizes leaders and innovators in the healthcare technology community whose efforts have moved the field forward. Nominations for this year’s AAMI Awards are being accepted until February 8, 2018.
Winners will be awarded monetary prizes and a plaque commemorating their achievements, and will be recognized during a special reception at the AAMI 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California in June.
The categories include:
More information, including nomination forms and guidelines, can be found at www.aami.org/awards.
Registration Opens for the AAMI Annual Conference
AAMI opened registration for the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California, on December 4.
Whether you’re a first timer or a long timer, the conference is the can’t-miss event of the year.
In addition to education, networking and professional advancement activities, the conference offers the Expo Hall, which will feature the latest technology from more than 200 medical equipment manufacturers. Attendees include biomedical and clinical engineers, healthcare IT specialists, clinicians, healthcare technology management professionals and all whose work touches healthcare technology.
Early-bird discounts are available until March 16. For more information about the conference and to register, visit www.aami.org/ac.
Updated Steam Sterilization Standard, ST79, Now Available
AAMI has released a long-awaited update to a widely used steam sterilization standard for health care facilities, offering users a newly formatted resource with fresh guidance that could help them stay in compliance with accrediting bodies.
The update to ANSI/AAMI ST79, “Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities” comes as more health care delivery organizations face scrutiny over the sterility of medical instruments, with media reports casting an unflattering light on “dirty” instruments that have been connected to sick patients.
ST79 provides comprehensive guidance to health care personnel who use steam for sterilization, regardless of the size of the sterilizer or the type of facility.
“Readers will find the third edition of ST79 to be more user-friendly and useful as a tool to support best practice and provide a rational for why they process as they do,” said consultant Cynthia Spry, co-chair of AAMI’s steam sterilization hospital practices work group, ST/WG 40. “This new guidance should result in a significant reduction in citations while still meeting appropriate standards to which the reader is directed.”
ANSI/AAMI ST79:2017 can be purchased from the AAMI Store, www.aami.org/store.
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