Autoclave Electronically Record

Why You Need a Cloud-Connected Autoclave

Autoclave recordkeeping is an essential component of sterilization best practices. Industry standards stipulate that time, temperature, and pressure must be recorded for every cycle that is run, and those records must be maintained for three years. And today, thanks to…

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Immediate-Use Flash Sterilization Cycle Autoclave

Laboratory Autoclave Steam Sterilization Cycles, Part 10: Immediate-Use (Flash) Sterilization Cycle

There has been much debate around the antiquated term “flash sterilization.” A concerted effort has been made by the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the Joint Commission (JC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to clarify the use of flash sterilization, which these organizations now refer to as “immediate use” sterilization. This sterilization cycle is not intended for routine instrument sterilization but only when specific instruments are needed for an emergency procedure. Read more →