It’s time to rethink steam sterilization

New steam sterilizer cycle options offer efficiency benefits and are optimized for the challenges of today’s medical instrumentation. Yet most facilities are still using the same preset sterilization cycles and load configurations they’ve been using for decades. It’s time to rethink steam sterilization.

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CBSPD approved through April 30, 2024.

HSPA approved through April 11, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the conditioning phases of three steam sterilization cycles.
  2. Explain the considerations for selecting steam sterilization cycles.
  3. Identify a method to reconcile contradictory instructions for use.

About the Instructor:

Heide Ames

Product Manager, STERIS

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 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.

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