Autoclaves for ASCs, Hospitals, & Other Medical Facilities CSS' Healthcare Industry Clients: Steam sterilization has become one of the most widely used methods of medical sterilization because, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is “nontoxic, inexpensive, rapidly microbicidal, sporicidal, and rapidly heats and penetrates fabrics.” Autoclaving is also more dependable and less likely to damage materials undergoing sterilization. From hospitals to medical research facilities, Consolidated Sterilizer Systems offers a full range of healthcare autoclaves for comprehensive and effective medical sterilization. Steam Sterilization for the Healthcare Industry Patient safety is, naturally, the top priority for any medical facility. In order to eliminate microbial contamination and prevent the transmission of harmful diseases and healthcare-associated infections, medical professionals must routinely sterilize equipment in a controlled environment. In order to help medical professionals ensure a standard of care, all of our healthcare autoclaves are: Suitable for any healthcare environment, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, doctors’ offices, medical clinics and medical research facilities. Compliant with ISO 17665-1:2006 standards. Compliant with ANSI/AAMI ST-8:2013, Hospital steam sterilizers. Manufactured with high-grade materials, making them durable, reliable and able to stand the test of time. Energy-efficient, with built-in sustainability features designed to reduce energy and water consumption. Popular Consolidated Autoclaves for Hospitals & Medical Facilities 3AV-HC Chamber Size 20″ x 20″ x 38″ # of Trays (25 lb max) 3 Lbs per Cycle 75 Chamber Vol. (liters) 249 26AV-HC Chamber Size 26” x 2”6 x 39” # of Trays (25 lb max) 9 Lbs per Cycle 225 Chamber Vol. (liters) 432 26BV-HC Chamber Size 26” x 26” x 49” # of Trays (25 lb max) 12 Lbs per Cycle 300 Chamber Vol. (liters) 544 FDA-Cleared Healthcare Steam Sterilizers Shop Medical Autoclaves Healthcare Sterilizer Cycle Selection All of Consolidated’s sterilizers are equipped to run multiple steam sterilization cycle types. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and other healthcare facilities will find the following cycle-types especially useful based on their particular needs: Gravity Cycle The most basic sterilization type, a gravity cycle uses gravity to replace air in the chamber with steam via a drain port. Gravity cycles are best suited for fabric packs, unwrapped and wrapped instrument trays and glassware. Pre-Vacuum Air is mechanically removed from both the chamber and the load through a series of vacuum and pressure pulses. This allows the steam to penetrate porous areas of the load that couldn’t otherwise be reached with simple gravity displacement. Pre-vacuum cycles are best suited for double-wrapped instrument trays and fabric packs. Liquids A liquid cycle is the same as a gravity cycle, though it uses a slower exhaust rate to minimize boil-over. Liquid cycles are best suited for media, LB broth and water.A liquid cycle is the same as a gravity cycle, though it uses a slower exhaust rate to minimize boil-over. Liquid cycles are best suited for media, LB broth and water. Bowie-Dick Test Cycle Daily air removal test. Looking for other cycles? Explore more Cycles Don't Buy Until You Read this eBook Start Your Search for a Medical-Grade Autoclave with Our Free eBook, “17 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Medical Autoclave”! Download It Now Frequently Asked Questions Why is steam sterilization preferable to other forms of medical sterilization? Autoclaving is faster, more effective and less expensive than other forms of medical sterilization, including ethylene oxide and hydrogen peroxide, making it the most common sterilization method in hospital and other medical facilities. What types of medical equipment can you sterilize using a Consolidated autoclave? Our autoclaves are capable of sterilizing a wide variety of critical, semi-critical and noncritical items, including — but not limited to — surgical instruments, hypodermic needles, implanted devices, endoscopes, stethoscopes and medical waste. What type of environment are Consolidated sterilizers designed for? Our medical autoclaves are suitable for any healthcare environment, including — but not limited to — medical teaching labs, diagnostic labs, ambulatory surgical centers, medical clinics, birth centers, blood banks, doctors’ offices, radiology centers, urgent care facilities and medical research facilities.