November 24, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE AS/NZS4187:2014

Recently you may have all heard rumblings regarding the standard AS/NZS4187:2014 NZ has representation on the joint standard committee HE-023 which develops and updates the standard. […]
November 26, 2019

UPDATE: Re AS/NZS 4187:2014

Following on from my last post regarding AS/NZS 4187, and my letter writing to those in high places, I have attended a meeting at the request […]
March 18, 2020

COVID19 and CSSD

The NZSSA received a question asking if we should be doing anything different in CSSD during this crisis. The answer is: NO. Do what you always […]
April 2, 2020

Coronavirus

Hi all information just received from Zentralsterilisation the official journal of the WFHSS. ” Are any additional measures required when reprocessing reusable medical devices? The answer […]
April 14, 2020

Reprocessing of N95 Masks

Many of you will have received a communication from ASP stating that during this Covid 19 Pandemic it MAY be acceptable to reprocess  N 95 masks […]
April 14, 2020

Article of Interest Re -Reprocessing of N95 masks

The article below may be of interest to you all. It supports the theory that reusing masks can be endangering the lives of health workers. Click […]
May 4, 2020

URGENT Re: Communication from Ministry of Health re N95Masks

As you may be aware ASP(Sterrad) sent out communications stating that you may be able to sterilise single use N95 masks. The communication states that this […]
June 17, 2020

Congratulations

Congratulations to Tracey Kereopa CSSD Manager Masterton Hospital. Tracey has had a paper that she wrote accepted for publication this month in the international journal of […]
September 1, 2020

Membership only access activated

The NZSSA have activated the member only access to certain pages for the website. This was a decision taken by the executive to ensure members only […]
December 15, 2020

Potential National Shortage of Sterilizing Wrap

Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic it has become more difficult to access necessary supplies used in sterile reprocessing. I am aware that many […]
December 16, 2020

BREAKING NEWS -RE STANDARDS

I am pleased to bring you this news re the standards. I have been working with the Ministry of health for the past year to achieve […]
January 7, 2021

Medals for Graduates

  The NZSSA has decided to re-introduce medals/badges to those graduating from the L4 Certificate and L5 Diploma in sterilizing technology. These have been mailed out […]