Ethylene oxide: Safe and effective low temperature sterilization




SKU: 72219 Category:


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. IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management) has pre-approved this in-service for 1.0 Continuing Education Credits for a period of three years, until January 4, 2022. The approval number for this lesson is 3M-HPN 190401. Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the fundamentals of the ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization process.
  2. Understand the safety features of an EO sterilizer.
  3. Identify the safety standards that govern EO sterilizers.

About the Instructor:

Jeff Wiser

Technical Service Engineer, 3M Medical Solutions