Table
of
Contents
Introduction...................................... .................................................. ...........................
....
1
Steam
Sterilization..................................... .................................................. ......................
3
Steam
Supply............................................ .................................................. .......................
4
Steam
Generators........................................ .................................................. ....................
4
Steam
Delivery
System............................................ .................................................. ........
4
Water
Supply............................................ .................................................. .......................
11
Water
Purity............................................ .................................................. ........................
12
Steam
Quality........................................... .................................................. .......................
13
Changes
in
Steam
Sterilization
Process........................................... ..................................
15
Creation
of
a
Multidisciplinary
Team.............................................. ..................................
16
Wet
Packs............................................. .................................................. ...........................
17
Sterilizer
Operation......................................... .................................................. ................
18
Steam
Supply
Systems........................................... .................................................. .........
23
Packaging
of
Instruments....................................... .................................................. ..........
27
Discoloration
of
Instruments....................................... .................................................. ....
30
Instrument
Cleaning.......................................... .................................................. ...............
31
Problems
with
Wrapping
Material.......................................... ...........................................
33
Poor
Quality
Steam............................................. .................................................. .............
34
Stains
on
Instrument
Packaging
.................................................. .......................................
34
Quality
Management
Program........................................... ................................................
35
Conclusion........................................ .................................................. ...........................
.....
37