Best Practices in Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization
“Immediate-Use” is defined as the shortest possible time between a sterilized item’s removal from the sterilizer and the aseptic transfer to the sterile field. Immediate-use implies that a sterilized item is used during the procedure for which it was sterilized and in a manner that minimizes exposure to air and other environmental contaminants.
Transfer of sterilized items to the point of use can be a source of contamination of the just sterilized items so we will discuss safe transfer methods and review the chemical, biological and mechanical monitoring as well as the documentation needed for each immediate-use steam sterilization cycle.
0.5 CE Hours Approved by: CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
Sterilization personnel should be educated regarding the different types of steam sterilization cycles used in healthcare facilities, and understand when it is appropriate to use Immediate Use Steam Sterilization.
The Objectives of this CE Webinar are to:
- Discuss appropriate handling of instruments sterilized for Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization.
- Describe recommended monitoring and record keeping.