20 FAQs to help you improve steam sterilization in your hospital

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Could your hospital’s sterilization process be more reliable and consistent?

Download the FAQs to Steam Sterilization in Hospitals and discover the 20 questions and answers that will help your hospital’s sterilization department become more reliable and consistent.

A common problem in steam sterilization is a wet pack or load, which indicates that there’s an issue with your equipment, process, or building utilities. In our FAQs to Steam Sterilization in Hospitals we provide 20 questions and answers to help you ensure consistent and reliable sterilization in your hospital’s process. They are:

1. What is the best way to sterilize instruments in my hospital?

Steam sterilization is commonly used to sterilize reusable equipment in hospitals because it’s a simple, fast, safe and low-cost way to kill bacteria and eliminate potential contamination risk.

2. What kind of steam should I use for sterilization?

Effective steam sterilization needs a continuous saturated steam supply. Steam dryness is important because excess moisture can increase the risk of contamination.

3. Why does contamination matter?

Unsterile instruments are a contamination risk and could have an adverse effect on patients. Undesirable contaminants in steam can also corrode your sterilizer over time.

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