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PSMSDD - Polish Society for Medical Sterilization and Disinfection Development

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PSMSDD
Polish Society for Medical Sterilization and Disinfection Development

Poland


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Introduction

The Polish Society for Sterile Supply Managers (PSSSM) was founded in Bydgoszcz in November 1995. By autumn 2001, the Society had more than 160 members. In 2011, the society changed its name to PSMSDD - Polish Society for Medical Sterilization and Disinfection Development.


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PSMSDD Members

The PSMSDD has three categories of members:

  • Individual Members - managers for Central Service who are nurses, biologists, pharmacists and engineers.
  • Supporting Members - companies who are active within the sphere of interest of the society.
  • Honorary Members - can be awarded by the Society at the annual meeting.

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PSMSDD Activities

The PSMSDD collaborates closely with corresponding Polish societies such as the Polish Society for Hospital Infections Control, The Infection Control Nurses and The National Institute of Hygiene. We are also cooperating with international organisations such as the ESH society (the last ESH Conference took place in Warsaw in 1998).

The main activity of the Society is an annual General Congress, held in April every year. In 2001, the VII General Congress took place.

We are also working in committees to implement our activities in the fields of Sterilization Process Standardization, Sterilization Control and CSSD Staff Training.


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PSMSDD Publications

The official publication of PSSSM is "Biuletyn", which appears 4 times a year. There we publish all news about PSMSDD and general news about standarisation, validation and sterilization control.

Book Recommendations
Sterylizacja Zasobˇoacute;w Medycznych
Sterylizacja Zasobˇoacute;w Medycznych
*** Polish ***
This is the Polish version of "Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam, Volume 1 General Theory" by Jan Huys.

In a hospital or clinic it is necessary that all equipment and materials used for treating patients are absolutely safe for use: the chance for spreading of diseases should be kept as small as possible. Cleaning, decontamination and sterilization are important methods in this battle against this ever present threat. Especially since the fatal disease AIDS became so powerful and spread world wide, the demand for proper procedures for infection control gained momentum enormously. Diseases such as Hepatitis B, known to be transmitted through contaminated surgical instruments, stimulated the need for stricter guidelines for disinfection and sterilization.
This book focuses on the most common and most safe method used for sterilization in the Central Sterile Service Departments in healthcare institutions: sterilization by pressurised high temperature steam.
A first major step to improvement of sterile supply is the training of all personnel involved (technicians, staff and users). Moreover, in the recently published European standards on sterilization, education is required of everybody involved in sterilization, whether it concerns the manufacturer of the sterilizing equipment or the technician maintaining or using it. This series of books provides a foundation needed to fulfil this requirement. Originally intended to educate technical service personnel in remote health institutions, it has grown into a textbook that can be used by anyone interested in sterilization.

The International Federation for Sterile Supply (IFSS) and the Irish Decontamination Institute (IDI) are pleased to recommend the book to all their members and all others involved in sterilization practices.

Click here for a book brochure/flyer in PDF format.
Author(s): Jan Huys
ISBN: 978-83-932434-0-2
Publishers: HEART Consultancy, Renkum, The Netherlands
PSMSDD - Polish Society for Medical Sterilization and Disinfection Development
Published: 2012
How to order: Please contact ) for information about how to order this book.

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PSMSDD Events

Upcoming Events

...to be announced...

Past Events

XX. National Congress of the PSMSDD
09 May 2012 to 11 May 2012
Karpacz, Poland
[ More information: www.sterylizacja.org.pl ]
XVI. Annual General Meeting of PSSSM Members
22 April 2009 to 24 April 2009
Diament Hotel, Wroclaw, Poland
Eastern European Workshop for Sterile Supply 2007
06 December 2007 to 08 December 2007
Bydgoszcz, Poland
[ Conference Details ]
[ Workshop Invitation/Info (PDF File) ]
[ Workshop Registration Form (PDF File) ]
[ Workshop Info/Registration Form for Exhibitors (PDF File) ]
[ Workshop Report ]
[ Lectures ]
Annual PSSSM Conference 2006
25 April 2006 to 26 April 2006
Falenty, Poland

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PSMSDD Contact

PSMSDD - Polish Society for Medical Sterilization and Disinfection Development
Chairman:
Joanna Wlodarczyk - Rajska
Mobile: +48 604438303
Contact Person:
Teresa Salinska
Address:
str. Broniewskiego 49/4
01-716 Warszawa
Poland
Email:
Web:
www.sterylizacja.org.pl

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Poland - FlagInformation about Poland

Statistics

  • Area: 312,685 km² (land: 304,465 km², water: 8,220 km²)
  • Population: 38,626,349 (July 2004)
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Language: Polish
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 95% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and other 5%
  • Climate: temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers
  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1hr (Central European Time)
  • Currency: Polish Zloty [PLN]

Location

Poland is in Central Europe, east of Germany, its borderline is 2,788 km long and it has a 491 km coastline. Poland shares borders with Belarus 407 km, Czech Republic 658 km, Germany 456 km, Lithuania 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) 206 km, Slovakia 444 km, and Ukraine 526 km.

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