The following information includes links to outsides resources, news items, and articles relevant to our industry.
On Demand AAMI COVID Town Halls and Webinars:
AAMI has hosted five HTM and Sterilization COVID-19 Town Halls and webinars to date. These free virtual town hall events are designed to help HTM and Sterilization professionals respond to this pandemic safely and effectively by helping to provide expert advice and answers to frequently asked questions. The recordings and transcripts for each webinar are posted on this page are free to the public.
The HIMSS COVID-19 Digital Think Tank is a forum to share insights about how to test, triage and treat patients and manage facilities during the pandemic. Share what you know, see what’s working for others, and bring lessons back to your community. | Explore the think tank
Free Standards: AAMI has made these relevant standards, normally for sale, free during the crisis. They are on the AAMI website.
1. AAMI PB70:2012, Liquid barrier performance and classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilities
2. AAMI TIR11:2005/(R)2015, Selection and use of protective apparel and surgical drapes in health care facilities
3. TIR68:2018, Low and intermediate-level disinfection in healthcare settings for medical devices and patient care equipment and sterile processing environmental surfaces
On Demand ACCE Webinar
On April 28th ACCE hosted a webinar on Medical Devices Security Vulnerabilities and Disclosures. Recording and presentation materials can be found here.
January 16, 2020 | AAMI risk management standard, TIR recognized by FDA