A publication from Censis Technologies, Inc., creators of Censitrac®,the starting point for zero surgical site infections.
In This Issue
IAHCSMM Annual Conference and Expo
Save the Date for CtUC12 - Censitrac®Users Conference
New LinkedIn Users Group
Censitrac®Release 3.6 Scheduled for April 29th
Track Your Scopes with ScopeTrac
Come Join Us in the Desert
IAHCSMM Annual Conference and Expo
Stop By Booth #512
Censis is proud to be a
2012 IAHCSMM Expo Premier Partner
Taking place April 29-May 2, 2012, in sunny, scenic Albuquerque, New Mexico, the 2012 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo will be sure to push your CSSD-related knowledge to new heights. With a lively Southwestern-inspired theme as the backdrop, the Conference & Expo will offer IAHCSMM's widest range of educational offerings ever. From knowledge-building pre-conference hands-on workshops (Saturday, April 28) and timely management and technical updates taught by some of the CSSD profession's most renowned and respected experts, to expansive and informative exhibits, poster presentations, vendor learning annexes, Early Bird Discussion Forums, and much more, attendees will have all the resources at their fingertips to elevate their knowledge and promote ongoing quality and professionalism within their departments.
Censis is aBalloon RaffleSponsor, so be sure to stop by and see us at Booth #512 and check out the latest Censitrac®new release features and benefits while you are there. Alsoregister for a chance to win a free Kindle Fire, a $100 Best Buy gift certificate, or a free admission to next year's IAHCSMM conference.
Save the Date
Censitrac®Users Conference (CtUC)
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Censitrac®Users Conference (CtUC12) in Nashville August 12-14, 2012. The agenda will be forthcoming, but rest assured that we will build upon the success of last year's conference and have an exciting few days of learning and interaction planned, all with a touch of Nashville hospitality. More information will follow soon. Be sure to mark your calendar and make plans to attend.
Are You Part of the Group?
Censitrac®Users Group on LinkedIn
LinkedIn Users Group Now Open
Are you interested in learning more about best practices and process improvement from other Censitrac®users?The Censitrac®Users Group on LinkedIn is a forum for subscribers to connect and network with other users of Censitrac®. It is intended to provide peer to peer idea sharing, interaction, and discussion. Join now and connect with the Censitrac®user family. Click the link to sign up!
OnSunday, April 29th, Censis will release the latest enhancements to Censitrac®. Included in Release 3.6:
EMPLOYEE EFFICIENCY MODULE
Capture and analyze employee activity data in a more comprehensive way. Standard and actual hours are automatically accumulated for non-Censitrac® related activities as the technicians scan to custom tasks, and for Censitrac®transactions as they perform their normal work in Censitrac®. This data can then be used to analyze trends for improvement opportunities and quantify total volume of work performed.
TRACKING UNMARKED PEEL PACKS
Customers can track peel packs containing unmarked items to their current scanned location. Sterilizer load recalls will display the current location for these peel packs for easy retrieval. As these peel packs are scanned to a case Censitrac® also records traceability to the sterilizer load they were processed in.
New release enhancements are dependent on your current Censitrac®level of service. Contact Your Account Manager at(888) 877-3010, option 1, for more details.
Endoscope Tracking and Management
Track Your Scopes With ScopeTrac
The ScopeTrac module within Censitrac® provides the health care industry with a powerful solution for managing your endoscope inventory, providing comprehensive on-line instructions for the reprocessing staff, and collecting electronic records in the chain of accountability for scope handling.
With the recent increased focus in the industry on endoscope reprocessing, guidelines from the FDA, the CDC, Joint Commission, and AAMI highlight the need for having controlled processes in place for handling scopes. These processes will reduce the risk of transmitting infection and improve patient safety. Recommendations from these organizations include:
Document the inventory of all scopes
Provide staff with accurate and up to date procedures for each scope type
Track maintenance on all scopes
Assure disinfection/sterilization prior to each use
Record reprocessing and utilization details
Censitrac®'s ScopeTrac will allow you to fulfill all of these recommendations and much more.
Depending on your Censitrac®level of service, you may already have this functionality. Pleasecontact your Account Manager at(888) 877-3010, option 1, for more details.