Current evidence: Monitoring vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization processes using chemical indicators

Sterile single-use and reusable medical devices must be sterilized by a validated sterilization process.

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CBSPD approved through January 31, 2026

HSPA approved through January 15, 2024

Learning Objectives

To explain:

  1. the variety of sterilization processes used to sterilize medical devices and relevant standards.
  2. the approaches used to validate and routinely control sterilization processes.
  3. how CIs are categorized into different types.
  4. how CIs can be used in validating and routinely monitoring VH2O2 sterilization processes.
  5. the results of some new studies examining the performance of VH2O2 CIs.

About the Author

About Instructors

Brian Kirk

Senior Technical Specialist, 3M Health Care

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 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.