tAK Technology and Its Use

tAK Technology and Its Use


Understanding Logarithmic Scales
This is a terminology we are used to hearing about in CSSDs, however sometimes I can be a bit difficult to understand as we are used to working with linear scales of measurement e.g. a ruler or the speedometer in your car. This article aims to explain how logarithmic scales work and why we use them.

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Danish Case Study
LJ Medical arranged for three days’ worth of testing to be conducted across two sites. The main aim of this trial was to show the use and prove the value of the newly developed tAK Analyser system in conjunction with the WASHtAK test pieces.

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About Decontamination and Infection Control

About Decontamination and Infection Control


Cleaning should not be a leap of faith
Are you taking a leap of faith with your cleaning? When we consider the assumptions behind common practice in CSSDs around the world we start to see that on a daily basis CSSD practitioners are indeed taking a leap of faith: CSSDs are believing or accepting the performance of their wash processes without any evidence.

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The Clinical Services Journal - The problem of protein: how clean is ‘clean’?
Just how 'clean' should we be aiming for, when reprocessing instruments? How should this be measured and are current testing methods, for detecting residual proteins, capable of providing the assurances that are required?

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Instrument Cleaning and Prions in the News

Instrument Cleaning and Prions in the News


Young mum terrified she has been given deadly CJD from contaminated hospital scalpel

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Transmissible Alzheimers theory
Autopsies reveal plaques in the brains of people who died after receiving grafts from cadavers.

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