Thursday, September 5, 2013

Industry News - AAMI Publishes Chemical Sterilization Standard ST58

The Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has received final approval from ANSI for publication of the standard 'Chemical sterilization and high-level disinfection in health care facilities' ANSI/AAMI ST58:2013. 

This standard has been completely revised since the prior edition, and for the subjects particularly close to ChemDAQ's heart, there is significantly more information in this revision on workplace safety including expanded annexes with safety information for each of the chemical sterilant chemicals that are approved by the FDA and a new annex on gas and vapor monitoring. ChemDAQ's own Richard Warburton and David Hilliker were members of AAMI Chemical Sterilants Hospital Practices Working Group that developed the standard.

We sure that this standard will provide valuable information to all helathcare facilites using chemical sterilization and high level disinfection.The standard will be available for purchase from AAMI's website next week.

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