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16 April 2020
Good clinical practice in sterile environments even more needed in a time of COVID-19

In 2012, after extensive evaluation of existing international credentialing systems, SAMED together with the training partner, Masoom Training Solutions, launched a national standardised accreditation system which came to be called CRICE.

This collaborative project is designed and implemented with input from all key stakeholders including hospital groups, healthcare practitioners and supplier companies.

Clinical PracticeIn light of coronavirus COVID-19, it is important to note that CRICE provides reassurance that company representatives have undergone training on infection control practices, have had necessary vaccinations and have declared in writing their responsibility to disclose reportable infectious diseases.

In 2020, CRICE launched the CRICE mobile app which is available on iStore and PlayStore. The Digital CRICE Access control system enables hospitals to implement CRICE more easily and thus monitor and secure compliance.

To date, 4609 company representatives from 454 companies across medical device, IVD and pharmaceutical sectors have been migrated to the mobile app. Wilmed Park Hospital is the latest to implement CRICE as a means of control and monitoring of company representatives in its institution.

We appeal to all supplier companies to please ensure that your representatives are CRICE-certified in order to facilitate uninterrupted and safe access to health facilities. For information and certification, visit or email to

`Contact the
Medical Device Code Hotline

Free call:

0800 00 04 68

E-mail: accompanied by completed complaint form.

Emails must be accompanied by the complaint lodging form. This will assist SAMED to investigate the complaint