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NSHQS review AS/NZS 4187:2014 implementation deadline…. pending November 2019 Review

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Sep-2019 12:23:44 / by Michael Stanton posted in AS/NZS4187

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Introduction

On 30th September 2016, I published my blog ‘NSHQS extend AS4187:2014 implementation deadline’ that discussed the NSQHS Advisory No. A16/03 which related to an implementation extension until December 2021.

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Should I track to tray or instrument level?

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Mar-2019 08:37:00 / by Michael Stanton posted in Surgical Instruments, AS/NZS4187, cssd

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When people ask me about instrument tracking, there are are number of things I need to find out from them so that I get an idea of what they want to track. So I begin by asking them what they would like to track:

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Simplifying product families by using an alternative approach

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Nov-2018 13:57:57 / by Michael Stanton posted in AS/NZS4187

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By far the most perplexing issue for customers and delegates I talk to at conferences is Product Families.

This topic is the most read on my blog and our free guide to product family categorisation is by far the most downloaded resource on our web site.

The purpose of this post is to challenge the methodology used in the ISO/TS 17665-3 (ISO) standard by asking ‘Why does it need to be that way?’
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Video: What AS4187 means for office based healthcare

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Nov-2017 14:33:00 / by Michael Stanton posted in AS/NZS4187

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In August 2015 we wrote about the implications of the new AS/NZS4187 standard on office based healthcare facilities. It is the second best read article on our blog and we have now created snapshot video that covers the main points. See below. 

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Come see us and learn about infection control for dentists

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-May-2017 06:40:00 / by Michael Stanton posted in AS/NZS4187

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Simplifying AS4187 Product Families

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-Mar-2017 14:31:30 / by Michael Stanton posted in AS/NZS4187

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Blog posts and downloads related to product families blogs are by far the most accessed content on our website. By a long way.

And it’s with good reason. The concept of product families can be extremely complicated and confusing.

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NSHQS extend AS4187:2014 implementation deadline

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-Sep-2016 12:48:15 / by Michael Stanton posted in AS/NZS4187

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Just yesterday, I received an email informing me that the AS 4187 compliance deadline of December this year had been extended.

The news surprised me. Our subscription to SAI Global Standards watch would normally have alerted us if there had been an amendment in the standard. So I searched high and low on the SAI Global site and then Standards Australia and then the old trusty Google.

However I was unable to find anything. So I mentioned it to our Office Manager who then went off and tried her luck with Google.

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AS4187 Product Families: How to categorize a General Orthopaedic Set

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Jul-2016 07:00:00 / by Michael Stanton posted in AS/NZS4187

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The new version of AS/NZS 4187 released on the 15th December last year brought some very significant changes to the previous standard. One of the most significant ones being the standards reference to Product Families.

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How to prepare for AS4187 product families compliance deadline

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Jun-2016 07:30:00 / by Michael Stanton posted in AS/NZS4187

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With the deadline for implementation of AS4187 2014 coming up fast, I thought that it may be worthwhile to take another look at product families.

There seems to be a lot of interest in AS4187 and product families and my blog of August 2015 is by far our most read page on our website. The helpful categorisation guide gets downloaded several times each week.

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What are the minimum label requirements under AS4187?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-May-2016 10:30:00 / by Michael Stanton posted in Medical Assets, AS/NZS4187

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Re-usable Medical Devices must, in accordance with AS4187 2014, be labelled prior to sterilisation. The label must identify the contents and provide information for batch control. 

But while the standard's requirements are critical, there are also a number of other requirements such as OH&S that may affect the way you label your RMD’s.

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