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IAHCSMM and 3M Announce International Partnership Promote education via exchange of Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) Best Practices

The IAHCSMM /3M International Sister CSSD Educational Exchange Program will pair three CSSDs from the U.S. with another three CSSDs across the Asia Pacific, Latin America or Central Eastern Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Program applicants must be CSSD managers and those accepted will be named one of the “2012 International Collaboration Ambassadors”. Under the program, “Ambassadors” will participate in monthly teleconferences to discuss critical issues and solutions, as well as standards in their regions.

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3M Collaborates with Joint Commission International (JCI) to launch Educational Toolkit on patient Safety in Surgical Services

Designed to provide practical solutions for achieving and sustaining infection-free care, the toolkit addresses all levels of hospital staff, from leadership to caregivers, in the operating theater and the clinical unit. The collaboration with JCI provides a way to increase patient safety by promoting compliance to Standards & Recommended Practices.

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NABH Signs MoU with 3M India Ltd to help Hospitals in India Reduce the Risk of Infections and Improve Patient Outcomes

The collaboration between 3M and NABH is aimed at advancing medical knowledge and spreading awareness on the subject of healthcare-associated infections & their prevention. It will involve conducting workshops towards Surgical Site Infection Prevention, Sterilization Assurance, Care of IV lines - Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection Prevention, Wound Management & Casting Workshops across India. These workshops will help create awareness about the quality and standard to be followed by healthcare organizations to match the standards required for NABH accreditation

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SHEA acknowledges 3M Corporation for supporting the International Ambassador Program

SHEA has partnered with 3M to launch the International Ambassadors Program, which is dedicated to building collaborative relationships between international healthcare professionals with expertise in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention. Ambassadors from around the world attend SHEA’s Annual Scientific Meeting and the SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology. Ambassadors are also given a one-year membership in the society to foster networking and expose them to SHEA’s journal and other educational opportunities that can promote knowledge dissemination.

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3M becomes the founder of the first affiliate of an international organization in India.

The Infusion Nurses Society India was formed in the year 2010 December in collaboration with 3M. The vision is to set the standards for infusion care, by developing PAN –India uniform standards of practice across healthcare institutions and providing professional development opportunities and quality education. 3M has actively initiated the formation and empowerment of dedicated specialty I.V. teams and advanced the specialty through global webinars, seminars to uplift India to Global standards of practice.

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APSIC and 3M Announce CSSD COE Program

In most healthcare facilities, the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) plays a critical role in providing the items required to deliver quality patient care. Centralizing the reprocessing of reusable devices helps ensure uniform standards of practice, while allowing for improved workflow. It also facilitates the training and education of skilled technicians about the standards, complexities, challenges, risks and techniques associated with the CSSD function. To pursue these objectives, the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) and 3M announce the CSSD Center of Excellence (COE) program.