Product testing: The overlooked 4th pillar of a robust sterilization process monitoring program

How often should we do it? How do we do it? Haven’t the device and packaging manufacturers already validated sterilization parameters for their products? Why should we repeat their work in our department?

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CBSPD approved through July 31, 2024.

HSPA approved through May 9, 2022.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the four elements of a comprehensive sterilization monitoring program.
  2. Discuss approaches to streamline periodic product testing.
  3. Discuss AAMI and AORN guidance on the prepurchase evaluation of rigid containers.

About the Instructor:

Susan Flynn

Service Specialist, 3M Health Care

Not Enrolled

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson

    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.