ONLINE TRAINING: EXPERIENCE IN COLOMBIA DURING THE VIRTUAL NURSING CONGRESS

On September 3 and 4, the VIRTUAL CONGRESS OF NURSING and II SYMPOSIUM OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION, organized by the CLINICA COLSANITAS and the FUNDACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA SANITAS, was held in Colombia. The central theme was: "The leadership in times of crisis and the safety of the operating theatre".

This academic meeting takes place in the context of the current health situation caused by the pandemic and ratifies the importance of health professionals in society.

The event included enriching scientific material given by health experts from different fields, who explained their institutional experiences. Likewise, the congress was attended by national and international guests. Giovanna Ruiz Beltrán, Clinical Specialist of MATACHANA, conducted the conference: "Design, ergonomics and prevention of occupational hazards in the Reprocessing for Medical Devices", showing the importance of appropriate design, furniture and equipment, for the fulfilment in the different stages of the reprocessing circle concerning health devices and obtaining a synergy between patient safety and human talent in the RUMED.

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MATACHANA PARTICIPATION IN THE TRAINING COURSE ON CLEAN ROOMS ORGANIZED BY THE IL3 and HOSPITECNIA

On September 3rd, Mr. Marino Alonso, Marketing and Competence Center Director of MATACHANA GROUP, participated as a speaker in the training course on Clean Rooms certified by the "Instituto de Formación continuada IL3" from the University of Barcelona, together with the healthcare infrastructure portal HOSPITECNIA.

The course aims to disseminate knowledge about the conditions required for planning these rooms, taking into account the parameters to be considered for classifying a room as clean, depending on the level of asepsis sought inside these rooms.

Specifically, the presentation of Mr. Marino Alonso, 100% online, was about "The Determinants and Design Phases of a modern RUMED".

The course, structured in 9 sessions, began in May, and is aimed at professionals responsible for the design (architects, engineers), maintenance (technicians), management and use of the rooms in health centres (management/infrastructure teams, healthcare personnel), so that they can get to know and deepen their knowledge of these clean rooms, including the Reprocessing for Medical Devices.

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MATACHANA PARTICIPATION IN THE “JORNADAS DEL INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ESTERILIZACIÓN” OF CHILE (INDE)

On 2nd July and again on 27th August, Ms Elena Lorenzo, Infection Control Manager and head of the MATACHANA MIEC, was invited by the "Instituto Nacional de Esterilización" of Chile to give an educational talk on "Flexible Endoscopy Reprocessing".

With over 225 participants from all over South America, Elena reviewed the latest international recommendations, examining the different stages involved in this process and their importance for the safety of our patients, professionals and the optical devices themselves.

At the end of the session, the basis for the sterilization of flexible endoscopes used mainly for surgical purposes was presented. This represents one of the most important challenges that many sterilization units face on a daily basis. This last point allowed a brief comparison between the different low-temperature sterilization technologies available on the market, with their advantages and limitations.

INDE is the "Instituto Nacional de Esterilización de Chile" (National Sterilization Institute of Chile), created at the end of 2017 following the synergy of a group of professionals belonging to the medical device reprocessing area.

Its objective is to disseminate and contribute to the development of scientific and technical knowledge and the necessary skills, so that the personnel of these units can work safely and updated on the basis of continuous European knowledge and experience.

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, INDE organised a series of weekly talks where hot topics, always related to the reprocessing of medical devices were discussed.

From MATACHANA, we would like to congratulate INDE for its contribution to the improvement of the knowledge of all the professionals who work within the RUMED, and encourage them to continue with their informative work in the Spanish language.

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MATACHANA PARTICIPATION IN THE STRATTNER-ON WEB MEETING 2020

During the week of 17-21 August, the company STRATTNER, distributor of MATACHANA for Brazil, organised an online educational event, with the participation of more than 30 professionals of different backgrounds who gave talks on topics of great interest to the health sector.

MATACHANA had the honour of participating with the presentation of 2 technical talks. The first, broadcast on 19th August, was given by Mr. Alejandro Ramírez, Global Product Manager for low temperature sterilization. During the session, the market trends with this type of sterilization were described and the different existing technologies were compared, analyzing their advantages and disadvantages. The presentation gave rise to a dynamic dialogue of open questions where the participants interacted directly with Alejandro, as well as with other persons from the MATACHANA GROUP team.

The following day, Mr. Salvador Montilla, Global Product Manager for Steam Sterilization, gave an interesting talk on "Vacuum systems in sterilizers and the factors that affect their performance to be considered". In this case, the different alternatives that manufacturers include in their equipment for the execution of the necessary vacuum phases in steam sterilizers, and their influence on the outcome of the process were reviewed. As on the previous day, the debate generated was very enriching for all those present. Between the two presentations, more than 260 professionals connected live at some point during the sessions.

From MATACHANA, we would like to congratulate our partner STRATTNER for the success of this event, which replaces the HOSPITALAR fair that was irrevocably suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

STRATTNER is a Brazilian company that celebrates this year its 70th anniversary. Innovation, humanization and excellence have been some of its fundamental pillars, which has allowed it to always remain at the forefront of this extremely demanding market. The "STRATTNER ON" event is a consequence of this process of reinvention, sharing knowledge to transform the future of hospital technology.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SUCCESS!

LINKS:

https://www.eventials.com/strattner/tecnologias-de-esterilizacao-por-baixa-temperatura-overview-sobre-os-diferentes-metodos-existentes https://www.eventials.com/strattner/sistema-de-vacuo-em-equipamentos-de-esterilizacao

 

WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD STERILIZATION SCIENCES DAY

On April 10, the International Day for the Sterilization Sciences was celebrated. In spite of the exceptional and dramatic circumstances that surround us under the pandemic of the COVID-19, this event was a motive of joy and pride in all the RUMED, CSSD, CME, CEyES, CSU, CSPD and other denominations with which around the world, we refer to the Reprocessing Units for Medical Devices.

The social networks were filled with messages and photos from professionals from all over the world, who with great emotion, congratulated their colleagues from other countries who were aware of the special relevance that their work represents in these hard days.

From Nicaragua, we had the great luck to participate online in the second workshop of the CEyES supervisors held in that country, which coincided with that symbolic day. We also received precious photos from hospitals in Colombia, Peru and on LINKEDIN, many messages from hospitals in Brazil, France, USA and Spain filled the networks.

RUMED... The heartbeat of the hospital. If there is no heartbeat, the heart stops, making the body stop as well. So, let's keep BEATING TOGETHER, each time stronger! Let the heartbeat become a VOICE and generate echo. Thanks to all the professionals who, day by day, take care of every detail, investigate and promote the safety and culture of reprocessing of sanitary materials. Without RUMED, we could not have health centers and without professionals of sterilization, we would not have RUMED.

Happy April 10th, World Sterilization Sciences Day!

 

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