|[April 19, 2012]
IMS to Teach IAHCSMM Attendees When Not to Repair
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --(Business Wire)--
Surgical instrument repair is a large part of IMS' business, so it may
be a surprise to some that at the upcoming IAHCSMM Annual Meeting, the
company will offer a course addressing when replacement is a better
option than repair.
"Yes, repair is a core of our business, but we also know that repairing
an instrument beyond its useful life can lead to a sentinel event on the
field. For the patients' sake, we want our customers to be able to
recognize when an instrument is beyond repair," said Steve Dillon, IMS'
Vice President for Surgical Instruments.
Dillon will present the one-hour interactive program, titled "Quality of
Life for the Surgical Patient, Surgical Instruments, and You," twice on
May 1. It is among several opportunities IMS is sponsoring at the
The course will also focus on morale issues within the facility,
including teamwork, work flow, and the relationship between instrument
quality an quality of life.
Details: "Quality of Life for the Surgical Patient, Surgical
Instruments, and You," will be presented in the IAHCSMM Learning Annex G
at 9 am and 10 am on May 1. 1 CE Unit will be provided.
In addition, IMS will provide:
IAHCSMM Scholarship Drawing: A chance to win free registration
to next year's IAHCSMM meeting in San Diego. Booth 533.
Hands-On Lab: Walk through the inspection process of essential
function and safety elements for rigid endoscopes, flexible
endoscopes, camera/coupler/cable systems, and laparoscopic
instruments. Participants will learn to:
Identify salient inspection steps for rigid endoscopes
Demonstrate an effective manual leak test for flexible endoscopes
Perform an inspection of a camera/coupler/cable system
Validate insulation integrity of a lap instrument
IMS On-Location Van: An IMS On-Location technician will be
available in one of IMS' mobile repair labs to answer questions about
this convenient, cost-saving one-day service. Learning Annex G,
Vikon Quick-Release Kerrison: Get to know this easy-clean
rongeur, which opens fully but doesn't come apart, ensuring that parts
are not separated during reprocessing. Booth 533.
About IMS: IMS provides surgical device and instrument management
to more than 2,500 healthcare facilities nationwide. Services include
instrument and device inventory management; real-time online data and
tools to track instruments, tissue, and implants; advanced component
engineering to restore each instrument to its original performance
standards; and on-location clinical personnel to manage sterile
processing and interface with the OR.
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