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Sterilisation and Sterile Supply Glossary

The following glossary provides short explanations for specific terms and acronyms which are used on this web site and in the field of hospital sterile supply.

B

BSHHP
Bulgarian-Swiss Hospital Hygiene Programme

C

CEN
Comitée Européen De Normalisation
European Committee for Standardization
CJD
Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease
CPT
custom procedure tray
CSR
central supply room
CSSD
Central Sterile Supply Department

E

EFHSS
European Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (in May 2006 renamed to WFHSS)
ETS
Electronic Test System

N

NVQ
National Vocational Qualification

R

RDG
German: Reinigungs- und Desinfektionsgerät = cleaning and disinfection equipment
RIMD
Reusable Invasive Medical Device(s)
RUMED
Reprocessing Unit for Medical Device

S

SARS
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

T

TC
Technical Committee (of CEN)
TOSI
Test Object Surgical Instrument

V

vCJD
variant Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease

W

WD
Washer-Disinfector
WFHSS
World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (prior to May 2006 known as EFHSS)
WG
Working Group (of CEN)