Steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, 2002 - Medical - 77 pages
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12 in x 16-towel pack 16-towel test pack 20 in pack 250 F gravity AAMl and/or ANSl/AAMl appropriate biofilms Biological indicators Bl results Bl test pack central service challenge test pack chamber chemical indicators cleaning configuration contamination cooling cycle parameters decontamination area documented drying dynamic-air-removal sterilizers ensure equipment evaluated exposure footcandles gravity cycle health care facility hospital identify incubation infection control instruments labeled lndependent Expert load records major repairs manufacturer's instructions medical devices microorganisms nonsterile paper/plastic pouches personnel physical monitoring policies and procedures prevacuum preventive maintenance process monitoring Product recalls Rationale recommended practice recording chart records reusable routine specific Spore strips standard steam penetration sterile items sterile processing department sterile storage area sterility assurance sterility maintenance cover sterilization cycle sterilization failure sterilization process failures sterilizer load sterilizer malfunction sterilizer manufacturer sterilizer records stock rotation surgical towels temperature textile packs TUNNEL WASHER types wrapped