Steam requirements for sterile processing 

Sterile Processing is often regarded as the “front line” for fighting infections. Following proper protocols and standards is critical if we are to win that fight. 

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CBSPD approved through July 31, 2025

HSPA approved through July 7, 2023.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the steam quality attributes necessary for effective steam sterilization.
  2. Define “noncondensible gases” and understand how they may impact sterilization.
  3. Discuss the importance of a proactive communication strategy between SPD and boiler plant personnel.

About the Instructor

Walt Deacon

Vice President, Thermo Diagnostics

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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.