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Here's how to make sense of the AS4187 categorisation of instrument product families

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Aug-2015 14:37:00 / by Michael Stanton posted in Surgical Instruments, standards, AS/NZS4187

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The new version of AS4187 (AS/NZS 4187) released on the 15th December last year brought some very significant changes to the previous standard. One of the most significant changes is the standards reference to Product Families.

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Attention Day Surgery Clinics: is your surgery AS/NZS4187 compliant?

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Aug-2015 06:02:00 / by Michael Stanton posted in standards, AS/NZS4187

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On the 15th December last year, a new version of AS/NZS 4187 was released. The standard is complex and there is so much to understand. So how do you know if your Day Surgery Clinic is compliant or not?

When it comes down to it, probably the only way to know for sure is have and keep the required documentation.

For an auditor, documentation of process and proof of process is everything. Say what you do and have proof that you're doing it. But in the case of AS4187, it's do what it says and have proof you’re doing it.

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