Category: STERIS System 1

The Use of Biological Indicators to Monitor Liquid Chemical Sterilants: The FDA’s Position, 2014

November 25, 2014 — The proper use of “BIs” – or biological indicators – in the healthcare setting is crucial to assess the effectiveness of the sterilization process.  Failure to…

The STERIS System 1E Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System: Looking Back and Forward

July 1, 2015 — Almost four years ago, on April 5, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the STERIS System 1E Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System, or “SS1E,”…

The Environment as a Source of Hospital Acquired Antibiotic-Resistant Pseudomonas Infections

April 3, 2014 — In the June, 2001, issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (“ICHE”), Sorin et al. (2001) reported that during a three-month period in 1998 as many as eighteen patients…