The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation has announced dates for two important teleconferences next month in order to review remaining comments on their standards. The call for Working Group 40: Steam Sterilization Hospital Practices, will take place on Tuesday, July 20 from 10am – 2pm (EDT). The call for Working Group 61: Chemical Sterilants Hospital Practices will take place 2 days later on Thursday, July 22 from 10am – 2pm (EDT). The two documents being reviewed are ST79 and ST58, respectively.
As you might recall from an earlier post, the meetings in May were not long enough to allow discussion on many of our company’s comments concerning the standards. While we all know that exposure to chemical sterilants can be very harmful, the standards are inconsistent when it comes to how they should be monitored. Our goal is to introduce consistency in the documents on how all sterilants should be monitored, with employee safety at the forefront.
We look forward to healthy discussion via the teleconferences at the end of July.