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IDSc Journal

IDSc Journal

The three-monthly IDSc Journal (formerly ISSM Journal) used to be the Official Journal of the Institute of Decontamination Sciences.

The IDSc Journal - to the IDSc Website... The IDSc Journal
May-July 2006 - Vol.10 No.4


In this issue:
  • NVQ3 in Decontamination - a question and answer session with John Harrison
  • Re-thinking the quality manual and practical experiences of developing a quality system
  • Instrument cleaning process revisited
The IDSc Journal - to the IDSc Website... The IDSc Journal
February-April 2006 - Vol.10 No.3


In this issue:
  • News and Views
    • News
      • Investors in people award for IDSc
      • IDSc Member reaches Mastermind final
      • Sterile Services Praised in the House of Commons
      • Welcome to Kath Saxelby the new Director of Administration
    • Views
      • In my opinion - Val O’Brien
      • Letter to the Editor
  • Special feature on the National Decontamination Project
    • Question and answer session with Chris Brown, National Decontamination Team
    • Outsourcing- lessons to be learned
    • ASP Seminar - Are you ready for the decontamination programme?
    • Four years after the start of the project.... and still many questions unanswered.
    • Visit to a supercentre in Switzerland
  • Report from the IDSc Conference in Blackpool
    • Providing clean and sterile surgical Instruments - the challenge from prion-associated diseases
    • Soils and soil detection methodology: current and emerging technology
    • Validation and test methods
    • Instrument manufacturing - materials and testing
    • Life from a bidder’s point of view...
    • Staff in transition
    • Decontamination and sterilisation of orthopaedic instruments and implants
    • On the re-processing of flexible endoscopes
    • Open Forum
    • Photos from Conference
  • IDSc Updates
    • Education and Training: A Full Agenda
    • Update from the IDSc Quality Project Group
    • What do you think of the IDSc Journal?
    • Product news
    • How do I write a short article
The IDSc Journal - to the IDSc Website... The IDSc Journal
October-December 2005 - Vol.10 No.2


In this issue:
  • IDSc Conference Programme
  • A New Steam Penetration Test for instrument Loads in Containers
  • The New SSD at Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Implementing a System to Safely Manage Surgical instrumentation to the Organisation
  • Info Update
  • Membership of IDSc through the National Vocational Qualification Pathway
The IDSc Journal - to the IDSc Website... The IDSc Journal
July-September 2005 - Vol.10 No.1


In this issue:
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of an endoscope drying/storage cabinet, Lancer Model FD8
  • Decontamination Development - Bon Secours Hospital Shows the Way Forward
  • From the IDSc Director of Education
  • IDSc Annual Conference Programme
  • John Harrison - IDSc Director of Education
  • Info Update
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
April-June 2005 - Vol.9 No.4


In this issue:
  • Decontamination - Upgraded HSDU will Process up to 120,000 Trays a Year
  • Review of Environmental Monitoring
  • Reflections from the 2004 Annual ISSM Conference in Blackpool
  • ISSM Conference 2004: Open Session - Open Forum
  • Product News - Vernon Carus
  • Product News - New On-line Decontamination Resource
  • Info Update - IDSc and IIP
  • Info Update - Education
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
January-March 2005 - Vol.9 No.3


In this issue:
  • An investigation into the contamination of sterile surgical equipment with glycerol during the decontamination and steam sterilisation process
  • Decontamination in Endoscopy
  • Sterility Assurance - what can we realistically expect to achieve?
  • Report from the Central Sterilizing Club, Annual Scientific Meeting 2004
  • Info Update
  • ISSM Quality Project Group Update
  • Acknowledgement
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
October-December 2004 - Vol.9 No.2


In this issue:
  • Report from the Central Sterilizing Club Annual Scientific Meeting 2004
  • Evaluation of Test Methods Used in Monitoring Residual Biological Material for the Determination of the Efficacy of Hospital Washer Disinfectors
  • Scotlands First TVQs Achieved
  • Conference Update
  • Product Update - Ebiox, Serchem
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Info Update
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
July-September 2004 - Vol.9 No.1


In this issue:
  • Biological Contaminants Identified from Laryngeal Mask Airways
  • Development of New CSSD Facility, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • Cassette Washing - Quantum Leap Forward in Fully Metting HTM 2030/EN 15883 or Just Another Endoscope Washer?
  • Reflections
  • History of Infection Control - Florence Nightingale Part 2
  • Product Update - Dawmed - Ebiox - LTE Scientific
  • ISSM Conference Programme
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
April-June 2004 - Vol.8 No.4


In this issue:
  • Inactivation of the Causal Agents of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Transmissible Degenerative Encephalopathies
  • Cleaning and Washing Validating the Process
  • Pro-tect® for Monitoring Cleaning in Hospital Sterile Services Washing Equipment
  • History of infection control - Florence Nightingale Part 1
  • Prelim Announcement DSc 2005 ISSM/IFSS
  • Study into the Effect of Reverse Osmosis Rinse Water on Flexible Endoscopes
  • Frankly Speaking
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
January-March 2004 - Vol.8 No.3


In this issue:
  • HTM 2030 Guidelines
  • Design Qualification for Installation of Small Water Treatment Systems
  • An Aluminium Cleaner for the High Alkaline pH Range
  • Hospital Aerobic Monitoring using the Air Guardian Accelerated Settle Plate Sampling Device
  • ISSM & IIP - A Good Match?
  • Reflections
  • Alert Notice - MDA/2003/037
  • Launch of New NATN and AODP Endorsed Publication
  • Interpreting the Vocational Standards in order to gain membership into ISSM
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
October-December 2003 - Vol.8 No.2


In this issue:
  • Alkaline vs Enzymatic for removing the vCJD Prion Protein
  • The Impact of European Norms on the selection of drape and gown materials
  • Electrolysed Salt Solutions - their performance as biocides
  • Throwing out trouble, disposable instruments come of age
  • Purchase of instruments - use of loan sets
  • Reflections
  • Frankly speaking - Going Green
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
July-September 2003 - Vol.8 No.1


In this issue:
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma Sterilisation
  • Reflections - Times past, times present but what about the future?
  • Investigation into the Removal of Biofilm from Endoscope Channels Using Superoxidised Water
  • Instrument Tracing Using a Laser Marking System
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
April-June 2003 - Vol.7 No.4


In this issue:
  • Implications of using RO water in thermal washer-disinfectors
  • Practical Aspects of Reverse Osmosis Desgin for Sterile Services Applications
  • Why do surgeons need so many toys?
  • A reflection on a 35 year career in the National Health Service
  • ISSM Conference Blackpool 2002
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
January-March 2003 - Vol.7 No.3


In this issue:
  • Washer-disinfectors - implications of HTM 2030 and proposed EN standard
  • The Patients Association report on sterilisation and decontamination
  • Analysis of ISSM Questionnaire
  • Single Use Drapes and Gowns - the solution
  • Ordering Reusable Surgical Instruments
  • Mobile Theatre Sterile Services Unit
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
October-December 2002 - Vol.7 No.2


In this issue:
  • Current and Future Trends in Decontamination and Sterilisation within the Hospital and Primary Care Setting
  • Validation of Matachana/Webeco LTS/LTSF steriliser/dinfector
  • Sterilisation Methods, a Historical Perspective: Part 1 Ethylene Oxide
  • Medical Devices: Plastics for the Medical Industry
  • Conference 2002 Intro and Programme
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
July-September 2002 - Vol.7 No.1


In this issue:
  • An Endoscope Manufacturer's Perspective
  • The Benefits of Using Single-Use Gastrointestinal Catheters
  • Decontamination of Laringoscopes - Reuse and Single-Use Equipment
  • Surgical Drapes and Gowns - A Comment
  • Susan Meredith, Director of Education
  • TVQ Information
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
March-June 2002 - Vol.6 No.4


In this issue:
  • Prions in Operating Theatres
  • Traceability is more than where and on whom sterile equipment is used
  • Surgical Diathermy
  • Is it Sterile!
  • The Scandal of Cidex
  • TVQ Information
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
January-March 2002 - Vol.6 No.3


In this issue:
  • Latrogenic vCJD from surgical instruments
  • Purifying Water for Hospital Sterile Services
  • Kimberly-Clark's Kimguard One-Step* Sterilization Wrap - A User's Perspective
  • The Decontamination of Surgical Instruments
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
October-December 2001 - Vol.6 No.2


In this issue:
  • Reducing the Risks
  • Reuse of Single Use Devices
  • The Tracking of Surgical Instruments
  • A short history of Scapel Blade Manufacturing
  • Single-Use Instruments for Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
July-September 2001 - Vol.6 No.1


In this issue:
  • Reducing the Risks
  • Reuse of Single Use Devices
  • The Tracking of Surgical Instruments
  • A short history of Scapel Blade Manufacturing
  • Single-Use Instruments for Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
April-June 2001 - Vol.5 No.4


In this issue:
  • Passage of bacteria through surgical drapes
  • Loan instrumentation
  • CE notified body oversight - a system in need of overhaul?
  • The supply of quality disposable instruments
  • Prion disease - New challenges for the NHS
  • The dreaded TVQ - A student's perspective
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
January-March 2001 - Vol.5 No.3


In this issue:
  • A Cultural Change in Decontamination - from basement to boardroom
  • Hospital Acquired Infection and the Reuse of Medical Devices
  • The Fight Against Infection - Know Your Enemy
  • How We Achieved Quality Standards in Sterile Services
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
October-December 2000 - Vol.5 No.2


In this issue:
  • ISO 9001: 2000 Bulletin, what is the current position?
  • Clinical Governance for Sterile Services
  • Sterile Services - The Environment
  • To TVQ or NOT? A Manager's Experience
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
July-September 2000 - Vol.5 No.1


In this issue:
  • Decontamination - Machinery and Testing
  • Concurrent Product Development and Regulatory Compliance
  • The Electronic Test System for Steam Sterilizers - ETS
  • The Law and Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments
  • Letters to the Editor
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
April-June 2000 - Vol.4 No.4


In this issue:
  • Single or Multiple Wrapping Of Medical Devices: Procedure Assessment
  • Absolute Cleanliness
  • General Medical Device Decontamination Assessment Questionnaire
  • Where Does It All End?
  • Supply of Medical Swabs
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
January-March 2000 - Vol.4 No.3


In this issue:
  • Environmental air monitoring
  • Laundry decontamination
  • Repeated use of combination pressure volume catheters
  • Setting, achieving and maintaining standards
  • The SSTC
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
October-December 1999 - Vol.4 No.2


In this issue:
  • Analysis of the Use & Testing of Electro-surgery
  • Sterilization, Disinfection and Cleaning of Medical Equipment
  • Setting, Achieving & Maintaining Standards in Sterile Services
  • History of Infection Control, Part 8 Pasteur the Lynch Pin
  • A Train of Events?
The ISSM Journal - to the IDSc Website... The ISSM Journal
July-September 1999 - Vol.4 No.1


In this issue:
  • The Kelsey Lecture (by Prof W Koller)
  • Tools of the Trade (by David Heighton)
  • Generation and Distribution of Steam for Sterilization (by Peter Hooper)
  • In Sickness and in Health (by Olivia Waller)
  • If the MDA can't help try this approach (by Shaun Deneen)