As a sterilization technique in healthcare facilities, steam sterilization offers many advantages, including safety and efficacy, as well as low cost. A steam sterilizer is faster and more efficient than other methods of sterilization when processing heat- and moisture-stable materials. A steam sterilizer can sterilize medical devices such as surgical instruments, implantable medical equipment, and surgical linens. When handling medical devices, staff in the Sterile Processing Department should follow the manufacturer’s instructions. In healthcare facilities, steam sterilization is a reliable and consistent method for sterilization.
The steam sterilization process involves exposing items to steam under pressure. The ability of heat to kill microorganisms is enhanced by steam. It reduces the temperature and time required to denature or coagulate proteins. Three phases are common for steam sterilization cycles: exposure, conditioning and exhaust.
The following factors are important for the success of steam sterilization: proper steam system construction, maintenance, utility supply, good steam quality, steam boiler performance, steam boiler performance, instrument preparation, wrapping, loading technique, and post sterilization handling.
In hospitals, doctors’ offices, and tattoo shops, sterilizers are vital.All forms of life can be killed or removed by sterilizers and autoclaves, including bacteria, fungi and viruses.We work with the best manufacturers of sterilizers, including Tuttnauer Autoclave.