Confidence and peace of mind are what result from our professional chamber cleaning service.
STERIS’s Autoclave Chamber Cleaning Service is designed to maximize your steam sterilizer’s performance and help you meet regulatory requirements. The proprietary STERIS Service process for autoclave chamber cleaning is performed by Medical Equipment Technicians who specialize in this service, and work around your schedule for your convenience - including off-hours and weekends to minimize disruption to your Sterile Processing Department (SPD).
How STERIS Autoclave Chamber Cleaning Works
As your trusted partner for quality healthcare equipment, STERIS’s experience in sterilization practices and autoclave maintenance provides a unique understanding of sterilizer performance, including the impact of accumulated minerals and other contaminants on the sterilization process. Over time and use, contaminants can accumulate on autoclave chamber walls from the incoming steam, causing discoloration, a hindered performance, and even contaminate sterilized instrument packs. The STERIS autoclave cleaning process is designed to remove contaminants, leaving you with a clean autoclave chamber and helping you meet regulatory compliance for annual chamber cleaning.
The process of STERIS Autoclave Chamber Cleaning includes:
Why STERIS Autoclave Chamber Cleaning?
Available for STERIS and non-STERIS autoclaves, STERIS autoclave chamber cleaning is a safe, thorough, and reliable solution, while keeping you compliant for annual chamber cleaning. STERIS autoclave chamber cleaning is performed by Technicians who specialize in this service.
STERIS Autoclave Chamber Cleaning offers:
*The Automated-Descaling and Passivation Cart process is available for many sterilizers, however, not all. In some cases a complete manual cleaning service is required.
Why do autoclave (sterilizer) chambers need professional cleaning?
Over time, minerals and other contaminants from the sterilization process accumulate on autoclave chamber walls from the incoming steam, causing discoloration, hinder autoclave function and even contaminate sterilized packs.
What do credentialing organizations advise for recommended chamber cleaning practices?
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) – AORN 2012 periOperative Standards and Recommended Practices for Sterilization pg. 561:
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) – ANSI/AAMI ST79:2010 & A1:2010 & A2:2012, Section 9.4 Routine care of sterilizers
National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) – Interpretive Guidelines & Surveyor Guidance version 9.0 (1/15/2012), Physical Environment – PE 1 SR 2b
What makes STERIS Autoclave Chamber Cleaning environmentally friendly?
The chemical process is documented to be environmentally friendly using alkaline and acidic solutions.
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