Coming live from the Hinman Meeting, the Divas discuss sterilizer monitoring, also known as spore testing and use of biological indicators as part of the instrument reprocessing protocol. In order to ensure that instruments are safe for reuse, dental teams must verify their heat sterilizers are functioning properly. This episode will discuss the proper method for performing these tests.
Best Practice for Routine Sterilizer Efficacy Monitoring:
CDC Sterilization Monitoring: https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faqs/monitoring.html#:~:text=How%20often%20should%20biological%20monitoring,load%20with%20an%20implantable%20device. -