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CSA Regulations for daily monitoring with Biological Indicators, Bowie-Dick Tests and Chemical Indicators are now required.

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AUTOCLAVE LOG RECORD KEEPING:

Autoclave Log Record Keeping is essential to proper infection control management.  Documentation of each sterilizer cycle proves that the cycle was monitored as it was taking place; all parameters to achieving sterility were met; and it also provides accountability.  Documentation also helps the staff determine whether a recall of a particular lot or batch is needed should a biological indicator turn positive (a failed test) – suggesting there is a sterility issue.   Sterilization records (mechanical, chemical, and biological) should be retained for a time period in compliance with standards (e.g., Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Facilities requests 3 years) and state and federal regulations.

The following data should be recorded for every sterilizer cycle.

1.       Date, time and operators name or initials

2.       The sterilizer’s content and its’ quantity

3.       The contents exposure time and temperature (some sterilizers digitally record this)

4.       The results of the biological indicator (if used)

5.       The results of the Bowie-Dick test (if used)

6.       The readout results of the CI (chemical indicator) 

7.       The lot or load number

Besides the recording of each sterilization cycle, records should also be kept for all repairs or preventative maintenance done on each sterilizer.

A label system should also be used to identify packs or items used in a particular cycle.  If a Positive BI occurs, these packs or items can then be culled out easily.  If a time-related shelf-life system is used, the label system should include expiration dates to assist in stock rotation.  The load record or lot number and the expiration date are noted on the same label.  (See Supplies for labels and label dispensers).

ATS, Inc. provides a 20-page log record book with our Standard Programs and Economy-Plus programs.  A new log book is sent with every subscription and each time you renew.  They are also available for sale individually (see Supplies).

DID YOU KNOW?

§       Autoclave Testing Service, Inc. is one of the first companies nationwide to offer a Mail-In sterilizer monitoring service using biological indicators.  Serving the healthcare industry throughout the United States and Canada since 1986, we have thousands of satisfied customers.

§       We have on-line test results allowing you to access your results at your convenience!  Your Sterilizer Test Report (STR) is posted on-line upon completion of culturing, offering minimum turn-around time.

§       We have 24-hour test results for Steam sterilizers!

§       We have a comprehensive Glossary of Terms related to the sterile processing area (scroll below to view the Glossary).  This is invaluable information, assisting you with this important area of your facility.

ATS, Inc. now stocks sterilization pouches, sterilizer cleaners, chemical indicator products, sterilizers (new and used), ultrasonic cleaners, water distillers, and more!  (see Supplies).

 
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Biological Indicators (Spore Testing)

 

In-Office and Mail-To-Lab Testing! Verify the sterilization process of all steam sterilizers which include Statim, Midmark, Tuttnauer, Lisa, Mocom and Pelton & Crane sterilizers.

In-Office Testing as low as $1.59/test!

Mail-To-Lab Testing as low as $2.96/week!

Bowie-Dick Tests

 

Bowie-Dick Test Packs should be used daily to evaluate the performance of air-removal (vacuum) system of dynamic pre-vacuum type sterilizers.   Available as test cards or preassembled test packs.  

As low as $2.98 per test!

Chemical Indicators, Class 5 Integrators

 

Internal CI’s should be used within each pouch or package, tray, or container. Class 5 Integrators should be used in conjunction with physical monitoring and biological indicator testing for verifying the efficacy of a sterilization system. (See AAMI ST79:2006) 

Indicator Tape

 

Indicator tapes provide a seal for sterilization packs and an immediate identification of processed items.  Dispensers available for all sizes.

Recordkeeping

 

Recordkeeping is a must for all sterile processing departments.  This ensures accountability and allows operators to trace errors to their source. Tips on sterilizer maintenance and technical advice are included with each book.

Sterilization Crepe Paper

 

Teal green Crepe Paper is compatible with types of sterilization processes including Steam, EO Gas, and Gamma Radiation. Click here to see all sizes!

Sterilization Pouches/Bags

 

Our easy peel-and-seal sterilization pouches work with Steam, Chemical Vapor, and Ethylene Oxide Gas sterilization procedures. Choose from 13 different sizes!

Sterilization Tubing

 

Our high quality sterilizer tubing comes in 3 different sizes. Buy in case quantity and save!

Sterilization Wrap

 

Blue non-woven SMS wrap and teal green crepe paper are compatible for most sterilization processes. Click here for available sizes.

Sterilizer Cleaner

 

Click to view all brands of sterilizer cleaner! We stock Duraclean, Omni-Cleaner, Chamber-Brite.

 

GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED:

 

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