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EndoNurse: Advice from Endoscope Repair Experts, April 16, 2014

“Can we visit your repair facility to get a full understanding of your repair process and see how many flexible endoscope technicians you employ?” This is one of the questions that Ryan Klebba, IMS Vice President, Endoscope Sales, suggests customers ask of endoscope repair companies. 

Healthcare Purchasing News/March 2014: SPD weathers hustle, bustle with OR tussling, March 11, 2014

While it seems it should be a pretty straightforward relationship, interactions between the sterile processing department (SPD) and operating room (OR) are plagued by friction, strife and even animosity in many healthcare facilities. In this feature, IMS experts Matt Ofenlach and Tracey Rapp offer tips for smoothing relations between these two key departments.

OR Manager/March 2014: Improving instrument readiness cuts case delays, boosts surgeon satisfaction, March 04, 2014

Kathy Neely, MSN, MBA, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, describes her facility’s successful effort to address dirty instruments, unprocessed trays, tray errors, and use of Immediate Use Steam Sterilization. Through consistent measurement, communication, process improvement, and cooperation, the Wesley team improved in all of these areas while also boosting surgeon satisfaction.

Healthcare Purchasing News/February 2014 : Economic pressures forge differing instrument maintenance paths, February 24, 2014


Healthcare Purchasing News/November 2013: Endosope Care Guide, December 18, 2013

Through proper maintenance of rigid and flexible endoscopes, facilities can save big on replacement and repair. IMS experts Ryan Klebba and Lynne Thomas weigh in on the subject in the November issue of Healthcare Purchasing News:

SPD Performance Honed Under Fire, Pressure

Cost-Conscious Hospitals Must Avoid Third-Party Repair Traps


Healthcare Purchasing News/September 2013: Immediate-use sterilization should not be convenient-use practice, September 12, 2013

Immediate Use Steam Sterilization is a quick sterilization method that is not recommended in most cases, because it can be less effective than other methods and can shorten the useful lifespan of valuable equipment. IMS Sterile Processing experts Lena Burgess, Scott Kaczmarek and Renee Turmann weigh in on the subject with reporter Kara Nadeau Della Vecchia:

IAHCSMM Communiqué: Cultivating a Culture of Success, September 01, 2013

In Communiqué, an educational magazine published by the International Association of Healthare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), Jennifer Burrell, Director of Education and Clinical Compliance for IMS,  tells the story of a successful certification program at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill.

 Advocate Sherman Team Achieves 100% Success on Certification Exam , July 16, 2013



Under the guidance of an IMS Sterile Processing Manager, eight Sterile Processing Technicians at Advocate Sherman Hospital, in Elgin, Ill., recently passed their certification exams. This represented a 100% success rate at the facility.


Birmingham Business Journal: IMS Again Named a "Best Place to Work", July 01, 2013

For the third year in a row, IMS has been named one of Birmingham's "Best Places to Work" by the Birmingham Business Journal." The rankings was based on a confidential survey of more than 300 technical, sales, and corporate employees in the Birmingham area. A profit-sharing plan that rewards employee cost-cutting initiatives and on-site workout facilities were among the benefits cited as making IMS a great place to work.

Healthcare Purchasing News/June 2013: SPDS SHARE RENOVATION BEST PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED, June 20, 2013

Steve Dillon, IMS Vice President for Instruments, tells why an on-site repair lab should be considered as part of a Sterile Processing Department renovation.


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