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Shut the Door: Steam Sterilization Principles You Need to Know

Presenter: Ms. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM Release Date: 8/29/19
Credits:  1 CEU   Reviewed: 2024     Expiration Date: 8/29/27
AGD Subject Code: 148
CE Supporter: Viva Learning

Sterilization destroys all microbial forms. Successful steam sterilization provides dental instruments safe for use with patient treatment. This CE webinar will discuss basic principles of use with steam sterilization to ensure efficient and effective process cycles.
• Compare the differences between gravity, prevacuum, and steam flush pressure pulse methods.
• Identify the impact of water quality on effective functioning and maintenance of sterility assurance equipment.
• Explain the criteria for good quality saturated steam
• Apply appropriate maintenance and monitoring protocols per unit IFUs (daily, preventive, annual, calibration)   ( disclaimer, bio and commercial disclosure )

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