Decontamination, Disinfection and Sterilization

A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices

  • Posted: November 11, 2016
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“A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Practices for Healthcare Facilities PART II: Terminal Low Temperature Sterilization” is a 1.0 hour continuing educational unit (CEU) webinar with a focus on low temperature sterilization. During this webinar we’ll discuss low temperature sterilization methods available in healthcare facilities; discuss the different types of sterilization monitoring tools; and describe the recommended practices for routine low temperature sterilizer efficacy testing. Along the way, we have added informative polling questions with results so you can benchmark your answers with your peers.

As the use of minimally invasive, increasingly complex instruments, and robotic surgical procedures increases, the need for low temperature sterilization is also increasing. Many of you probably have several low temperature sterilizers, perhaps using different sterilants, and use these sterilizers every day.

A comprehensive low temperature sterilization monitoring program uses a variety of state-of-the-art tools including physical monitors, chemical indicators, and biological indicators. This suite of tools must be validated and FDA-cleared. A record keeping system should be used to document your monitoring results. A sterile processing software system can simplify compliance and help ensure records are easily retrievable. Watch our educational Webinar to learn in-depth recommended practices for your low temperature sterilization system.

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