Chemical Indicators for monitoring sterilization processes

Whichever and wherever a sterilization process is used, it must be validated and routinely monitored to ensure ongoing efficacy

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CBSPD approved through September 30, 2026.

HSPA approved through September 13, 2024.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the background and make up of chemical sterilization indicators (CIs)
  2. Understand the way in which chemical indicators change color during exposure to sterilization processes
  3. Understand how and under what circumstances chemical indicators are used

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.

    For more information, direct any questions to Healthcare Purchasing News (941) 259-0832.