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Sterile U

Best Practices

Click on any of the four sterilization process steps listed below for information on the best practices that have been established for performing that step.

Equipment Control

Testing to determine if the sterilizer is operating to set conditions of time, temperature, pressure, steam penetration, moisture conditioning and sterilant exposure.

Exposure Control

Methods for determining at a glance whether each pack or item has been exposed to the sterilization process, without the need to open the pack.

Load Control

The process by which a load is monitored and released, possibly in a "Process Challenge Device," or in a test pack, with CI's, BI's or PI's

Pack Control

The use of chemical indicators for internal monitoring of packs, trays, containers and peel pouches.