Category: Flash Sterilization

Greenville Health System Settles a Lawsuit Claiming Negligence Caused a Patient’s Infection, Death

July 13, 2015 —┬áSouth Carolina’s Greenville Health System has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a surgical patient who died in 2014 from an unusual infection contracted…

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,”…

Flash or Immediate Use Steam Sterilization: A Position Statement

This article presents the position of Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, on the use of “immediate-use steam sterilization” (IUSS), historically known as “flash sterilization,” to process surgical instruments in or near…