Asked Questions about Autoclaves and Sterilizers
is the right temperature to run a sterilizer at?
on many variables.
1)are the instruments bagged or not.
2) what is the specifications of the product you are sterilizing.
3) how long will the cycle be? the autoclave temperature chart will give this
Do I have to bag my instruments?
want to use the instruments right after the sterilizer comlete
its cycle, then you do not need to bag your instruments. However,
if you want to use the instruments in a future date, you will
need to bag them.
often should I test my sterilizer?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vol. 42/No. RR-9 calls for
once a week. Proper functioning of sterilization cycles should
be verified by the periodic use (at least weekly) of biological
indicators (i.e. spore
Heat sensitive chemical indicators (e.g. those that change color
after exposure to heat) alone do not ensure adequacy of a sterilization
cycle but may be used on the outside of each pack to identify
packs that have been processed through the heating cycle. Spore Testing is the ultimate test.
do I clean the sterilizer? and how often should I do it?
* If you run 6 cycle
per day, you should clean it once a week.
* With wet cloth clean the face of the chamber and the gasket.
* Use sterilizer cleaner to run a cycle with. Alfa Clean will do the job.
Would like to use Hufriedy Cassettes. Which sterilizer
shall I get?
depends on the size of cassettes you want to use. There
are several Instrument
which you can use.