Sterile Processing

Guide to Steam Sterilization Cycles - Steam Flush Pressure Pulse

There are three types of steam sterilization cycles recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). They are gravity, prevacuum and steam flush pressure pulse (SFPP). These cycles differ in the way air is removed from the load during conditioning and may have different exposure times depending on the type of...

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Guide to Ultrasonic Cleaning

what is ultrasonic cleaning?

Sonication (or ultrasonic) technology uses mechanical vibrations (sound waves) in a liquid as a cleaning method in a process known as cavitation. Essentially, the generation of sound waves in the liquid produces bubbles that collapse (burst or implode) on contact with surfaces, which aids in the removal of...

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What is an Enzymatic Cleaner

An enzymatic cleaner is used in healthcare facilities to aid in the cleaning and decontamination of medical devices and other medical equipment and utensils. Enzymatic cleaners used in the Endoscopy and Sterile Processing Departments may be better known as enzymatic detergents, because they contain surfactants designed to...

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What is Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention in Healthcare

Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare

Most healthcare facilities have an infection preventionist who is an expert on preventing the spread of disease. This person, or an infection control team, work to reduce the risk of contagious...

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