Archive August 2010 XI, No. 8

5 Ways to Make Sterilization More Efficient

Design your instrument reprocessing efforts around energy-efficient autoclaves and practices.

David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor


The steam sterilizer is the workhorse of the sterile processing department, reprocessing the majority of a facility's instruments and running constantly throughout the workday to meet the demands of the surgical schedule. In light of this heavy use, you need autoclaves that not only provide reliable sterilization but also offer bottom-line benefits. Here are 5 factors that can boost a steam sterilizer's efficiency.

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