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Various professional healthcare organizations, such as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Association of PeriOperative Nurses (AORN) have established standards for various sterilization assurance procedures. From time to time, these standards are modified to reflect technological advances in monitoring devices and equipment.

For your convenience, here are links to the most current Standards and Recommended Practices of these organizations:
AORN AAMI CDC Joint Commission

The following 3M publications provide additional information on sterilization assurance standards:

ANSI/AAMI ST79 - A1:2010 Key Changes in the 2010 Amendment © 3M 2010 (PDF, 275 KB)

ANSI/AAMI ST79 - A2:2009 Key Changes in the 2009 Amendment © 3M 2009 (PDF, 387 KB)

Update on the 2009 Amendments to the ANSI/AAMI ST79 Comprehensive Guide to Steam Sterilization and Sterility Assurance in Health Care Facilities MIC October 2009 (PDF, 460 KB)

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