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CMRP Scholarships Open Through January 26
Advance your career in 2017 by earning and maintaining your Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) Up to 50 eligible AHRMM members who apply for the CMRP exam or renewal scholarship now through January 26, 2017, will receive a voucher for the full CMRP exam fee or authorization to renew with the renewal fee waived. This is a limited-time, exclusive offer only available to active AHRMM members who meet the CMRP eligibility requirements.
Congratulations to New Lifetime Fellow, William P. Stitt
AHRMM congratulates William (Bill) P. Stitt, FAHRMM, CHL, CRCST, Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Credibility Healthcare, LLC, for achieving his Lifetime Fellow status. AHRMM Fellows (FAHRMM) are awarded Lifetime Fellow status after completing their third Fellow renewal, demonstrating a continued dedication and leadership in the field.  The designation of FAHRMM  recognizes current AHRMM members for reaching the highest level of education and achievement in both the Association and in the healthcare supply chain field.
AHRMM Congratulates New CMRPs
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certified Resource and Materials Management (CMRP) credential in December 2016:
  • Jonathan Batson, Brandon, MS
  • January Brown, Jersey City, NJ
  • Godofredo Camacho, Plano, TX
  • Gerson Clarke, Marlborough, MA
  • Jennifer Douglas, Jackson, MS
  • Kimberly Fischer, New York, NY
  • William Garcia, Richmond, TX
  • Marla Hepko, Federal Way, WA
  • Edwin Hernandez, Winter Park, FL
  • David Hoksch, Bellingham, WA
  • Robert Jackson, Palmetto Bay, FL
  • Andrew Knight, San Diego, CA
  • Christopher Lawson, Richmond, VA
  • Matthew Lewis, Carrollton, TX
  • Alex Nelson, Midland, MI
  • Justin Poulin, York, PA
  • Stacy Roberts, Vancouver, WA
  • Eric Selvidge, Carmel, IN
  • Randy Stephenson, Sylacauga, AL
  • Gresha Williams, Charlotte, NC
FDA Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves Takes Effect Jan. 18
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a ban on powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove. The ban will go into effect this Wednesday, January 18. In announcing the proposed rule in March, FDA said it does not expect the ban to cause a glove shortage or impact medical practice, noting that many non-powdered protective glove options are available.
Source: AHA News Now – January 13, 2017
Fujifilm Medical Systems duodenoscopes Removed from Clinical Use
Fuji informed the FDA of its plans to remove legacy 250/450 duodenoscope models from clinical use based on the limited number currently in use. Fuji will replace the 250/450 duodenoscope models with the ED-530XT model, in addition to necessary accessories (i.e. brushes) at no cost.
Visit the FDA for the full recall.
Source: HPN Daily Update – January 16, 2017
FDA Issues MRI Safety Recommendations for Patients with Implantable Infusion Pumps
On January 11, the FDA alerted healthcare providers and patients to safety concerns with the use of implantable infusion pumps in the magnetic resonance imaging environment, citing reports of serious adverse events. For additional recommendations for providers and patients, see the FDA safety communication.
Source: AHA News Now – January 11, 2017
Joint Commission Launches Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification
To recognize hospitals that demonstrate excellence in cardiac care, The Joint Commission is now offering Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification, available as of January 1, 2017. CCCs may achieve the certification by demonstrating a combination of compliance with consensus-based standards, effective integration of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement.
Source: The Joint Commission – January 10, 2017
MembersArticle Highlight - Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
Access the January/February digital edition of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. Read the latest issue which focuses on the increasing influence of retailers and consumerism in healthcare.
Article Highlight: Advanced Consumerism Raises the Bar of Healthcare Supply Chain
By Mary Beth Lang, RPh, MPM, DSc, CMRP
SCS&S Digital Edition
Consumerism in healthcare has been on the rise as the impact of healthcare reform translates to narrower networks, higher deductibles and co-payments for patients, coupled with the shift toward value-based reimbursements for providers. With these changes, supply chain needs to work more closely with finance, clinicians, physicians, and health plans in this new healthcare economy.
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