Chemical Indicators for monitoring sterilization processes: Part two

In this second article covering chemical indicators, we will examine the international standards for chemical indicators, how they are categorized, how they are tested and how practice standards describe they should be used.

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CBSPD approved through November 31, 2026.

HSPA approved through November 11, 2024.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the International and National standards and guidance for chemical indicators
  2. To understand how chemical indicators are tested
  3. To understand how standards of practice prescribe the use of chemical indicators

About the Instructor

Brian Kirk

Senior Technical Specialist 3M Health Care

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate

    The CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution) has pre-approved this in-service for one (1) contact hour for a period of five (5) years from the date of original publication. Successful completion of the lesson and post test must be documented by facility management and those records maintained by the individual until re-certification is required.


    For additional information regarding certification contact CBSPD – 148 Main Street, Suite C-1, Lebanon, NJ 08833


    HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) has pre-approved this in-service for 1.0 Continuing Education Credits for a period of three years.

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