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“Recent Interest in Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization in Health Care Settings”

3M Health Care Academy* presents…”Recent Interest in Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization in Health Care Settings”

Hydrogen peroxide sterilization has been utilized in health care settings since 1990s, however there has been recent interest in this technology due to several factors such as new recommendations to move from High-Level Disinfection (HLD) or liquid chemical sterilization of flexible endoscopes to sterilization. Physicochemical characteristics of vaporized hydrogen peroxide enables it to be utilized for sterilization of medical devices in lower temperatures. A description of typical cycle steps, capabilities and limitations of this modality will be discussed along with the sterility assurance and quality control approach.

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how hydrogen peroxide sterilization works
  • Describe capabilities and limitations of hydrogen peroxide modality
  • Recognize required sterility assurance


Atila Nozari, BSc, MSc, PhD, PMP  |  Senior Medical Science Liaison  |  3M USAC (US/CAN), Medical Solutions Division

Target Audience:   SPD Managers, Directors, Technicians, Infection Prevention , OR Nurse Managers and facility staff educators (as it relates to sterilization).

Continuing Education: 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 HSPA, 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 cost to attend and the webinar will be delivered in English.

Questions should be directed to 3M: 1-800-228-3957

* NOTE: This is a contracted supplier-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.