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Belgium - New recommendation for medical devices sterilization process

In this scientific advisory report on public health policy, the Superior Health Council of Belgium sets out good practices for healthcare facilities and central sterilisation services on the sterilisation of medical devices.

They describe the steps that are essential for the «correct» processing of medical devices and for preserving their sterility until the point of use with a view to enhancing quality in healthcare facilities for the benefit of patients.

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News from Sweden

An evidence-based guideline on "Surgical smoke" was produced in 2015 by the Quality Council of the Swedish Operating Room Nurses Association, SEORNA. The guideline highlights the hazards, and recommends protection of the harmful ultrafine particles in the surgical smoke. Also a review of the literature was performed in 2016, and published as an article in the Journal of SEORNA, named “Uppdukat”. It has then been translated into English and named "Operating room nurses work environment due to surgical smoke".
Olivier Willieme

WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework Global Survey

As announced by Professor Pittet on 5 May 2015, the 2nd WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework Global Survey is launched on 1st June 2015. You can find the results of the first survey undertaken in 2011 at http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/hhsa_framework/en/.

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European body for OR nursing event accreditation

EORNA joins the fight against the enduring menace of bacteria

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