The Joint Commission BoosterPak -The High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization BoosterPaks are intended to provide organizations and staff guidelines for Joint Commission preparation to improve the understanding and consistency of standard interpretation.
Quick Safety 33: Improperly sterilized or HLD equipment — a growing problem – A Joint Commission newsletter which highlights high level disinfection and sterilization as a growing problem with major deficiencies resulting in serious outcomes for the organization.
Book References every Central Sterile should have:
AAMI ST 79 – Purchase them from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
AORN guidelines – AORN evidence based guidelines to promote patient safety
IAHCSMM testbooks – the Sterile Processing knowledge enhancement and foundation book.