Did You Know?
There are many factors that are measured for an autoclave to be considers “working properly”. Did you know there are at least four common failures?
- Short term exposure times (flash sterilization)
- Below temperature exposure
- Wet exposure
- Inadequate conditioning
With over 2000 studies performed on hospital autoclaves, Sterile Services has found that an average of 25-30% that appear to be working properly, aren’t.