Arms Wide Open

Arms Wide Open

A midwife’s memoir of living free and naturally against all odds In her first, highly praised memoir, Patricia Harman told us the stories patients brought into her exam room, and her own story of struggling to help women as a nurse-midwife in medical practice with her husband, an OB/GYN, in Appalachia. In this new book, […]

Open Heart

Open Heart

Translated by Marion Wiesel A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time. Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his […]

Controlling the Process: Legislation and Guidance Regulating the Decontamination of Medical Devices (Open LEARNING ZONE)

Controlling the Process: Legislation and Guidance Regulating the Decontamination of Medical Devices (Open LEARNING ZONE)

Medical Device Directives There are three European Directives which cover medical devices: general medical devices are covered by 93/42 (MHRA 1993), in vitro diagnostics by 98/79 (MHRA 1998) and active implantable medical devices by 90/385 (MHRA 1990). The activities of a sterile services unit is covered by the medical device directive MDD 93/42/EEC which was […]