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Proper Utilization of Autoclave

Course Details:
Category: Clinical Duration:
30 minutes
Target Audience: Clinical and Laboratory Staff
Course Overview: Disinfection and sterilization procedures are used for all reusable instruments, devices, and other items that are contaminated with blood and/or OPIM.The CDC and OSHA both have guidelines on the accepted standards to be followed for sterilization cycles.

Objectives include:

  • Principles of Autoclave Operations

  • Guidelines for Appropriate Sterilization

  • Preparing of Instruments

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • Handling and Transporting Infected Equipment

  • Autoclave Cleanup and Sterilization

  • Testing, Warnings, and Safety

  • Operator Instructions

  • Logs and Incident Response