Professional Resources

Professional Resources

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.

 

 

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