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“Innovations in Steam Sterilization: Leveraging Evidence & Technologies for Safe Load Release”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…“Innovations in Steam Sterilization: Leveraging Evidence & Technologies for Safe Load Release”

Saturated steam sterilization cycle controls and monitoring indicators are continually challenged to determine whether
current state delivers safe and effective sterilization cycles results. As technology evolved, cycle control variables with cycle
phases were implemented, and cycle performance printouts became available for each cycle. This allowed for safer cycle
performance interpretation and provided an additional tool for end users to determine whether a cycle was within the
specifications. To determine how lethal a saturated steam sterilization cycle was, microorganism spores were used, and their
use continues today. An increased demand for fast and accurate sterilization cycle release adds to the rigorous process of
adopting new controls and quality indicator monitors.

Learning Objectives  |  After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Discuss about the different saturated steam sterilization applications
  • Understand the requirements for cycle monitoring
  • Implement adequate fast and reliable sterilized cycle release


Paulo Laranjeira, Ph.D. | Full-time contractor with the U.S. FDA  |  Invited professor at post-graduate schools on equipment qualification and monitoring for the pharmaceutical and healthcare market

CONTINUING EDUCATION  | 1.0 CE  |  3M is an approved provider by The California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CEP 5770. Each Device Reprocessing 1-hour web meeting is approved by IAHCSMM, CBSPD. These programs provide 1.0 CE contact hour. RN license number OR last four digits of Social Security Number is REQUIRED.

There is no fee associated with this activity.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 1-800-228-3957

* NOTE: This is a supplier and/or industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.