Positive biological indicators (BI) set in motion the recall of all medical devices processed since the last negative BI, an analysis of what caused the failure, correction of those causes, and retesting of the sterilizer before it is put back into routine use.
- Identify the performance characteristics of a biological indicator.
- Explain how Rapid Readout biological indicators detect sterilization process failures.
- Discuss what a marginal sterilization process is.
- Develop policy and procedures for the appropriate use of biological indicators.