The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. have published a new book titled “Health Care Worker Safety Checklists: Protecting Those Who Serve.” The book includes a collection of 62 checklists designed to keep healthcare workers safe.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) applauded a recent letter by U.S. senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to acting U.S. FDA Chairman Ned Sharpless, MD, about the agency’s upcoming guidance clarifying the distinction between the “servicing” and “remanufacturing” of medical devices.
AAMI staffers scrambled at the last minute to provide enough room for attendees at George Mills' annual address to AAMI conference attendees. On his docket this year: infection prevention, endoscope reprocessing, and, of course, the ins and outs of the alternative equipment maintenance program.
The U.S. FDA has announced that, as a first step toward implementation of the recently established Safety and Performance Based Pathway for medical devices, the agency is issuing draft guidances outlining the recommended premarket performance criteria and testing methodologies for four specific types of devices.