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MEDIA ALERT – September 6‚ 2012

3M Health Care and oneSOURCE Document Site Collaborate to Provide Education on the Importance of Manufacturers’ IFUs

Free CE-Credited Webinar Addresses the Importance of Compliance

Alerting:
Central Sterile Supply Department personnel‚ Infection Preventionists‚ OR Managers‚ and Quality Managers in all healthcare facilities

What:
3M Health Care announces a collaboration with oneSOURCE Document Site to help encourage compliance with manufacturers’ Instructions for Use (IFUs) during decontamination and sterilization of medical instruments. Compliance with IFUs is emphasized in guidance and guidelines from industry organizations and governmental bodies such as AAMI‚ AORN‚ CDC‚ CMS‚ and The Joint Commission. Using processes and cycles that have been validated by manufacturers and documented in IFUs leads to more reliable sterilization outcomes and reduces the risk of improperly sterilized devices.

3M and oneSOURCE Document Site are providing three opportunities to learn more about managing and complying with manufacturers’ IFUs: a CE-credited webinar through 3M™ Sterile U‚ a limited-time offer of free access to 3M IFUs on the oneSOURCE Document Site‚ and a free demo of the oneSOURCE Document Site service.

When:
For a complete overview‚ please join David Jagrosse‚ CSPDT‚ for a CE-credited webinar presentation:

“Device Manufacturers’ IFUs: Why are they important?”
Thursday‚ October 11‚ 2012
9:00 a.m.‚ 11:00 a.m.‚ or 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Registration allows you to attend any of the three sessions.

Where:
Registration for the webinar is open at www.3m.com/3MSterileU/IFUs. 3M™ Sterile U site registration is required for first time visitors.

To view the demo of oneSOURCE Document Site or access the free 3M IFUs‚ please visit www.onesourcedocs.com.

For more information‚ please visit: www.3M.com/infectionprevention.

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About 3M Health Care
3M Health Care offers solutions in the medical‚ oral care‚ drug delivery‚ food safety and health information markets. We have an unparalleled ability to connect people‚ insights‚ science and technology to think beyond today‚ solve problems‚ and make better health possible. Our culture of collaboration empowers us to discover and deliver practical‚ proven solutions that enable our customers to protect and improve the health of people around the world. Learn more at www.3M.com/healthcare.

About oneSOURCE Document Site
Since 2006‚ Best Practice Professionals‚ Inc.‚ has been committed to improving processing efficiencies by making it easy for hospitals‚ clinics and surgery centers to be compliant with manufacturers’ Instruction for Use documents. The founders have more than fifty years of combined experience in the healthcare industry. Today‚ BPP’s oneSOURCE document site is recognized as a leader in the field by meeting or exceeding the expectations of healthcare facilities and delivering the most complete electronic database of sterile processing documents. Save time‚ space and money with oneSOURCE. For more information or a free demo‚ visit www.onesourcedocs.com or call 800-701-3560.

Contact:
Mary Kokkinen‚ Public Relations‚ 3M Health Care‚ mckokkinen@mmm.com or 651-733-8806

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