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At MATACHANA, we understand the scale of challenge and complexity of creating facilities where infection prevention is paramount. We provide exceptional support through the integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in our design processes.

BIM enhances integration into client’s workflows, from equipment layout to infrastructure connectivity, providing precise technical data for construction elements. Through a meticulous approach to BIM modeling, we ensure smooth planning.

We continuously explore innovative concepts to enhance operational efficiency and embrace the versatility of BIM. These include Virtual Reality, which transcends simple visualization. This immersive experience facilitates a deeper interpretation of the proposed design, creating a bridge between vision and reality.

At MATACHANA, our designs meet the highest standards, establishing new benchmarks in efficiency and functionality.

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MATACHANA LIVE IN PORTUGAL https://www.matachana.com/en/matachana-live-in-portugal/ Fri, 12 Jan 2024 11:28:59 +0000 https://www.matachana.com/matachana-live-in-portugal/     We are pleased to announce that after more than 40 years of presence in PORTUGAL, we take a step further and open up our own subsidiary in the country.   We look forward to welcoming you to MATACHANA PORTUGAL!   Phone: +351 913 590 719 infoportugal@matachana.com satportugal@matachana.com

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We are pleased to announce that after more than 40 years of presence in PORTUGAL, we take a step further and open up our own subsidiary in the country.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to MATACHANA PORTUGAL!

 

Phone: +351 913 590 719

infoportugal@matachana.com

satportugal@matachana.com

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TRAINING AT THE GANDHI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN MALE, MALDIVES https://www.matachana.com/en/training-at-the-gandhi-memorial-hospital-in-male-maldives/ Fri, 20 Oct 2023 13:27:40 +0000 https://www.matachana.com/?p=269146   During the first week of October 2023, the head of MATACHANA’s MIEC department, Ms. Elena Lorenzo, had the honour of giving the 1st Training Course on “Reprocessing of Medical Devices” in the Maldives. More than 50 professionals from various hospitals gathered at the premises of the company STO, distributor of MATACHANA in that country […]

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During the first week of October 2023, the head of MATACHANA’s MIEC department, Ms. Elena Lorenzo, had the honour of giving the 1st Training Course on “Reprocessing of Medical Devices” in the Maldives. More than 50 professionals from various hospitals gathered at the premises of the company STO, distributor of MATACHANA in that country to address, in detail, all stages of treatment of medical devices.

Similarly, during 2 days, a practical session was held at the RUMED of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) and at the Dharumavantha Hospital, both in the city of Malé, taking advantage of two new reprocessing units installed by our company. The event was a great success, thanks to the active participation and enthusiasm of all attendees, who contributed with their questions and experiences related to processes and equipment.

 

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Together with our distributor, we are pleased to raise the level of sanitary standards in the Maldives and are delighted with the positive impact this educational activity will have on the country.

This experience underlines the vital role that Sterilization Science training plays in our healthcare systems. It’s not just about equipment; it’s about patient safety!!!

From here, we would also like to thank the efforts of the rest of MATACHANA colleagues who have made such a complete project possible, especially our Area Manager Mina Wassef.

And of course, our total admiration to all the RUMED staff of the IGMH and the good work done by the company STO.

See you next time!

More info: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7116056136079843328/

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THE KEY ROLE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN REPROCESSING UNITS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES https://www.matachana.com/en/the-key-role-of-healthcare-professionals-in-reprocessing-units-for-medical-devices/ Wed, 18 Oct 2023 10:22:08 +0000 https://www.matachana.com/the-key-role-of-healthcare-professionals-in-reprocessing-units-for-medical-devices/ MIEC Studies Department Having staff trained in reprocessing units is essential to prevent hospital-acquired infections. Training indirectly ensures patient safety during and after surgery. The implementation of a comprehensive quality management system, as well as regulatory compliance, is necessary to prevent failures at every stage of reprocessing and thus maintain the integrity of medical devices. […]

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Having staff trained in reprocessing units is essential to prevent hospital-acquired infections. Training indirectly ensures patient safety during and after surgery. The implementation of a comprehensive quality management system, as well as regulatory compliance, is necessary to prevent failures at every stage of reprocessing and thus maintain the integrity of medical devices.

STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES IN RUMED1

Sterile processing departments are the backbone of hospitals and surgical centres. Without a well-trained and detail-oriented staff and thoroughness, hospital infection rates are likely to increase. And as we all know, healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) are extremely dangerous to public health.

Proper training of RUMED staff is therefore crucial and has a direct impact on patient safety during and after surgery, so it is essential that RUMED staff perform their responsibilities correctly.

The staff for these services are in charge of many activities that, indirectly, have an impact on proper patient care. The following are some examples of the usual tasks of this team:

  • Collection of contaminated instrument sets from all client points in the hospital.
  • Sorting of contaminated sets and individual instruments for selection of the manual/automatic process validated by the hospital.
  • Decontamination of all these instruments and healthcare devices.
  • Inspection and preparation of trays, boxes, containers and bags of items prior to sterilisation in the different equipment.
  • Packaging and packing of instruments for sterilisation based on the technologies available in the Healthcare Facility and in accordance with the Reprocessing Instructions from the medical device manufacturers.
  • Sterilisation equipment monitoring and use
  • Delivery of sterile instrument sets to operating theatres and other patient care areas
  • Maintaining detailed records of all procedures carried out in the Reprocessing Unit.
  • Controlling and ordering the necessary consumables to maintain and guarantee the functionality of the service, and monitoring the expiry dates and the integrity of the packaging and containers for each sterilised item.
  • Instrument inventory control, one of the most important assets that healthcare centres possess and one that is often poorly monitored.
  • Complete and documented traceability of all processed items, in order to obtain real-time information on the aseptic status and location of each processed item.

Reprocessing staff must ensure that the procedures performed in this service are in accordance with local and international guidelines and recommendations, so that their patients can be safe during the surgical procedure. Staff must take into account all necessary measures to eliminate micro-organisms and potentially harmful substances on medical instruments, which makes the RUMED a strategic service in any healthcare facility.

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FACTORS INCREASING THE INCIDENCE OF ADVERSE EVENTS

The healthcare workers themselves often mistakenly perceive that sterilisation alone is sufficient to ensure that instruments are ready for reuse. As we know, reprocessing of devices is a multi-step practice involving proper cleaning followed by disinfection and/or sterilisation. Failure in any of these actions threatens the integrity of the process, which would pose a risk of contamination for the instruments and, therefore, our patients.

Both the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR 2017/745) and the FDA require medical device manufacturers to provide detailed instructions for use (IFUs) for correct reprocessing using validated processes. These documents provide guidance for healthcare professionals on how to safely clean, disinfect, sterilise and maintain the functionality of instruments prior to reuse in any healthcare procedure.

In addition to the intrinsic challenges associated with all these processes, there are other factors that may increase the incidence of certain adverse events:

  • La presión ejercida sobre estos servicios para que entreguen rápidamente los instrumentos en los procedimientos programados, en muchos casos, con carencia o insuficiente stock, lo que podría obligar al personal a adoptar atajos/prácticas arriesgadas.
  • The pressure on these services to deliver instruments quickly for scheduled procedures, in many cases with shortages or insufficient stock, and which may force staff to adopt shortcuts/risky practices.
  • Long, complex and confusing IFUs from manufacturers, which can make reprocessing of more complex instruments difficult.
  • Delays in the arrival of “borrowed” instruments from external suppliers that need to be reprocessed before being sent to the operating theatre.
  • Requests for reprocessing outside normal RUMED working hours.
  • Inadequate training of staff who do not normally work in these services and who have to deal with requests for materials outside working hours: at night, in emergencies, at weekends, etc.
  • Poor communication between theatre staff and Reprocessing Unit staff to align the needs of each service.
  • Lack of implementation of standardised and traceable procedures at certain stages of the reprocessing loop, which can lead to a lack of repeatability of procedures and documentation.
  • And in some cases, a poorly organized and inefficient working environment, prone to distractions

Nor should we forget that new medical devices linked to innovative surgical practices are constantly arriving in our hospitals, which means a progressive technological updating and adaptation of the service and its staff.

CONCLUSIONS

In general, reprocessing failures compromise patient safety by compromising the efficacy and integrity of medical devices with all the consequences that this entails.

A coordinated and organised RUMED relies on properly trained, prepared staff who are fully aware of and responsible for their tasks. Mistakes can be frequent without knowledge, adequate tools, information and resources.

 

1 RUMED: Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices. Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices. This is the term coined in 2011 by the WFHSS and Zentral Sterilization to refer to the Centralised Units in hospitals that are responsible for the entire reprocessing cycle for medical devices.

 


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    On 18 and 19 September, the company HOSPIMED, distributor in Panama of the company MATACHANA, organised several STERILIZATION SEMINARS, aimed at RUMED (CSSD) personnel. During these sessions, various topics were presented to strengthen the knowledge on reprocessing of medical devices, bearing in mind that it is important to visualise the future but without forgetting where we come from. Based on this and in direct connection with Barcelona, Elena Lorenzo, head of the Matachana International Education Center, gave an on-line presentation on the evolution and transformation that sterilization departments have undergone over the years. Next, Vitalino Mosquera, line specialist at HOSPIMED, presented the characteristics of automated washing and the generalities of steam sterilization and, in closing, Giovanna Ruiz, Clinical Specialist for LATAM at MATACHANA, spoke about the advantages of steam sterilizers, as well as the synergy between Low Temperature Steam Sterilization and 2% Formaldehyde and Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide sterilization methods.

     

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    The seminars were held in two different venues, emblematic for Panamanian professionals:

    1. CIUDAD SALUD, a healthcare complex, a landmark for Central America, composed of several buildings housing specialties such as paediatrics, cardiology, internal medicine, surgery, hospitalisation and specialised rehabilitation. It has 3 highly sophisticated RUMED, equipped with MATLD thermodisinfector washers and automatic loading and unloading systems, MATLD2000 washing tunnels, S1000 and S2000 steam sterilizers, 130HPO® Hydrogen Peroxide sterilizer and a treatment plant for bio-sanitary waste, a great work of engineering, for safe, quality health care.
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    3. HOSPITAL SANTO TOMÁS, which in addition to providing health services to the population, is the teaching hospital for all Panamanian health professionals. The talks on reprocessing were the prelude to the LII SEMINARIOS CIENTÍFICOS MÉDICOS & XLII SEMINARIOS DE ENFERMERÍA, held on 20 and 22 September, giving recognition and importance to the Medical Device Reprocessing Centres.

     

    Congratulations to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NURSES OF PANAMA, for their commitment to continuing education and a million thanks to all participants!!!!

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    MIEC COMMITMENT TO CONTINUING EDUCATION IN MEXICO https://www.matachana.com/en/miec-commitment-to-continuing-education-in-mexico/ Thu, 07 Sep 2023 11:37:07 +0000 https://www.matachana.com/miec-commitment-to-continuing-education-in-mexico/   This is a training proposal that was initiated in 2022 in Mexico City and Puebla, under the slogan “TECNOLOGÍAS VANGUARDISTAS APLICADAS EN LA CEyE COMO EJE DE ATENCIÓN EN SALUD”. On 5 September 2023, it was replicated in Guadalajara and on 6 and 7 September in Monterrey, in collaboration with the company EEE, MATACHANA’s […]

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    This is a training proposal that was initiated in 2022 in Mexico City and Puebla, under the slogan “TECNOLOGÍAS VANGUARDISTAS APLICADAS EN LA CEyE COMO EJE DE ATENCIÓN EN SALUD”. On 5 September 2023, it was replicated in Guadalajara and on 6 and 7 September in Monterrey, in collaboration with the company EEE, MATACHANA’s distributor in Mexico.

    Various groups of reprocessing professionals and future nursing professionals met at these academic conferences where they discussed the differences between automated washing and manual washing, reconfirming the importance of cleaning/disinfection in the results of sterile products. Similarly, knowledge was updated on steam sterilization, with reference to the S1000 autoclaves, as well as Low Temperature, focusing on 2% Formaldehyde Steam, represented by the 130LF® sterilizer and in the case of Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide, with the 50HPO® and 130HPO® equipment.

     

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    They were very educational events and above all with a lot of enthusiasm from the attendees. From MATACHANA we would like to congratulate and thank all the participants and especially the FACULTY OF NURSING of the UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE NUEVO LEÓN, for promoting knowledge about the STERILIZATION SCIENCES. Likewise, to the COLEGIO DE ENFERMERÍA QUIRÚRGICA DE NUEVO LEÓN A.C. and the ASOCIACIÓN NEOLONESA DE PROFESIONALES DE ESTERILIZACIÓN, for promoting training days that strengthen reprocessing practices and for showing the role of RUMED through their continuous fight in the prevention of healthcare associated infections (IAAS).

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    MATACHANA AT THE 14TH NATIONAL NURSING CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA https://www.matachana.com/en/matachana-at-the-14th-national-nursing-congress-of-colombia/ Sun, 27 Aug 2023 06:55:16 +0000 https://www.matachana.com/matachana-at-the-14th-national-nursing-congress-of-colombia/ On 24 and 25 August, the XIV Congreso Nacional de Enfermería (National Nursing Congress), IV Simposio de Instrumentación Quirúrgica (Surgical Instrumentation Symposium) and VIII Congreso internacional para el cuidado de la piel y las heridas (International Congress for Skin and Wound Care) was held in Bogotá, Colombia, where Colombian health professionals met to update their […]

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    On 24 and 25 August, the XIV Congreso Nacional de Enfermería (National Nursing Congress), IV Simposio de Instrumentación Quirúrgica (Surgical Instrumentation Symposium) and VIII Congreso internacional para el cuidado de la piel y las heridas (International Congress for Skin and Wound Care) was held in Bogotá, Colombia, where Colombian health professionals met to update their knowledge of the central sterilization, minimally invasive surgery, prevention and care of the skin and wounds, as well as other aspects related to current models of nursing care and management.

     

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    Giovanna Ruiz Beltrán, MIEC LATAM for the company MATACHANA, participated as a speaker with a presentation entitled “From Central Sterilization to Central Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices” showing relevant aspects on the evolution and transformation that sterilization departments have undergone globally and contrasting these developments with the current reprocessing of medical devices in Colombia.

     

    We congratulate Clínicas Colsanitas S.A. and Fundación Universitaria Sanitas, for promoting training events in favour of healthcare.
    Congratulations for the great response!

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    ROADSHOW TAIWAN 2023 https://www.matachana.com/en/roadshow-taiwan-2023/ Fri, 25 Aug 2023 10:22:39 +0000 https://www.matachana.com/roadshow-taiwan-2023/   Roadshow in Taiwan organized by our distributor in the country DKSH Taiwan (21-23 August) presenting how MATACHANA washer thermodisinfectors MATLD Series can help a CSSD to be more efficient and environmentally concerned, during three days hosted by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital and Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital […]

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    Roadshow in Taiwan organized by our distributor in the country DKSH Taiwan (21-23 August) presenting how MATACHANA washer thermodisinfectors MATLD Series can help a CSSD to be more efficient and environmentally concerned, during three days hosted by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital and Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital and with the help of TAHMSS (Taiwan CSSD association) with an average of 50-100 attendees from several hospital around Taiwan. Mr. Sie Yi An, deputy section Manager of Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial hospital, also presented the benefits in productivity, water and chemical savings and use of space replacing their washer disinfectors Steris by 2uu MATLD500E-2 + racks return cabinet.

     

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    MIEC IN GUATEMALA: MEETING WITH REPROCESSING HUMAN TALENT https://www.matachana.com/en/miec-in-guatemala-meeting-with-reprocessing-human-talent/ Thu, 17 Aug 2023 09:50:31 +0000 https://www.matachana.com/miec-in-guatemala-meeting-with-reprocessing-human-talent/ On the 9th, 10th and 11th of August, academic sessions on hospital sterilization were held in Guatemala City, Zacapa and Quetzaltenango, organised by the company INNOVACIONES MÉDICAS, MATACHANA’s distributor in Guatemala. A total of 150 professionals gathered to strengthen their knowledge on the reprocessing of medical devices in that country. During these meetings, Giovanna Ruiz […]

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    On the 9th, 10th and 11th of August, academic sessions on hospital sterilization were held in Guatemala City, Zacapa and Quetzaltenango, organised by the company INNOVACIONES MÉDICAS, MATACHANA’s distributor in Guatemala. A total of 150 professionals gathered to strengthen their knowledge on the reprocessing of medical devices in that country.

    During these meetings, Giovanna Ruiz Beltrán, Clinical Specialist for LATAM of the MATACHANA Group, exposed on the current situation of RUMED at a global level, presenting the different developments and technological advances in favour of the reprocessing of medical devices. She also spoke about Low Temperature Sterilization with Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide and Low Temperature Steam and 2% Formaldehyde.

    These were most profitable days, where the Sterilization Sciences became the protagonists, reconfirming that reprocessing departments are key points for health care, requiring training and recognition for those who carry out this work.

    Infinite thanks to all the human talent of the RUMED in Guatemala for their participation!

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    2023 FSRACA National Conference https://www.matachana.com/en/2023-fsraca-national-conference/ Tue, 15 Aug 2023 11:01:12 +0000 https://www.matachana.com/2023-fsraca-national-conference/   MATACHANA attended the 2023 FSRACA (Federation of Sterilization and Research Advisory Councils of Australia) National Conference with our partner in the country IN VITRO TECHNOLOGIES, that was held in Melbourne 9-11 August with more than 500 RUMED/CSSD professionals from all over the country. Paco Fernandez, APAC Region Sales Manager, presented the advantages of MATACHANA […]

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    MATACHANA attended the 2023 FSRACA (Federation of Sterilization and Research Advisory Councils of Australia) National Conference with our partner in the country IN VITRO TECHNOLOGIES, that was held in Melbourne 9-11 August with more than 500 RUMED/CSSD professionals from all over the country. Paco Fernandez, APAC Region Sales Manager, presented the advantages of MATACHANA Low Temperature Steam and Formaldehyde (LTSF) sterilization as the technology that ensures terminal sterilization for complex thermolabile medical devices such as long flexible endoscopes used in operating rooms, as any device that enters the operation room must be delivered sterile.

     

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    MATACHANA has succeeded to introduce its VH2O2 gas plasma sterilizer model 130HPO® and now we are presenting LTSF technology in the Australian market as a complementary solution to reprocess all reusable thermolabile medical devices in RUMED/CSSD.

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