(Not) Gone Like a “Flash”: 5 Years Later in the IUSS Debate and We’re Still Confused

In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch highlights a curious bit of lingering vocabulary that won’t seem to go away  — “Yes, the processes of rinsing something in a scrub sink then popping it into an autoclave has almost universally ended (thankfully). But the language of flash has simply taken on a new, albeit more compliant, meaning. What we are left with are two terms (flash and IUSS) that have substantial, if not identical, meanings today—and an entire industry full of intentional or unintentional misuse of them in various clinical contexts.”

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