Potential new antibiotic shows promise

Scientists from the University of Plymouth and the University of Manchester have researched the performance of epidermicin, the first in a new class of antibiotics, against an established treatment called mupirocin to gauge its effectiveness in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A single dose of epidermicin as effective as mupirocin administered twice daily for three days to eradicate MRSA from the nostrils of cotton rats. With antibiotic resistance being identified as a threat to global human health, this is welcome news.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uop-esf021317.php

Surveys to check for compliance of FDA ban on powdered gloves

Effective immediately, surveys will check for compliance of FDA ban on powdered gloves

The Joint Commission recently announced it would check for compliance to the FDA ban on powdered gloves in surveys, beginning now. The FDA ban went into effect on January 18 and applies to all accreditation programs. The FDA banned powdered gloves because they “present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling.”

 

Read the full story from The Joint Commission here.

IAHCSMM 2016 Post Show Video

IAHCSMM 2016 Post Show Video

IAHCSMM 2016 Conference and Expo Post-Show Video 

The IAHCSMM 2016 Conference and Expo in San Antonio was a real success and Ultra Clean Systems was very involved in helping making that happen. Here is the Post-Show video with reflections on that event.

Ultra Clean gave 5 Labs on Fluorescence Based Protein Detection, helped to develop and sponsor a General Session on Proteomics and Imaging of Residual Protein on Surgical Instruments. Ultra Clean exhibited in a 20′ by 40′ booth full of all of our best-in-class ultrasonic cleaning systems, instrument care products and provided free in-booth CE education!

Triton Series In-Service Video

Designed to keep up with the hectic schedule of today’s Central Sterile Departments, UCS proudly offers the TRITON Series Ultrasonic Surgical Instrument Cleaning Systems, which are capable of cleaning even the longest robotic instruments.

Model 1100 In-Service Video

This video shows the installation and operation of the Ultra Clean Systems Model 1100. It also demonstrates how to change the filter for this system.

Model 1101 In-Service Video

Model 1150/1522 In-Service Video covers both models

This video shows the operation of the Ultra Clean Systems Models 1150 and 1522. It also demonstrates how to change the filter for these systems.

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Model XL-48/XL-72 In-Service Video covers both models

This video shows the installation and operation of the Ultra Clean Systems Models XL-48 and XL-72. It also demonstrates how to change the filter for these systems.