Flashcards in Surgical Techniques - Instrument Sterilization Part 2 - 3-A Deck (79)
Composed of rigid anodized aluminum, stainless steel, polymer, or a polymer-metal combination which cannot be punctured
sterilization tray and case
thick, protective, plastic wrap used to cover a sterile package
adapts to sterilization methods: EtO and pressure steam
Tyvek/plastic sterilization pouch
composed of a synthetic fiber; available in single- or double-layered thicknesses
nonwoven material for envelope and square fold
reusable textile composed of a high-quality cotton or combination of polyester and cotton with a thread count of at least 140
woven wrapping material
composed of two different materials, paper on one side, plastic on the other
paper-plastic peel pack
Select packaging that _____ sterilization, maintains the sterility of the item, and provides easy aseptic delivery of the item.
Packaging must allow for adequate removal of _____, adequate penetration of the sterilant, and direct contact with the items.
Wrap packages to permit sterilization and ____ of the contents, if needed, while maintaining sterility until the package is opened.
Imprint or label every in-hospital sterilized package, including package content, the date of sterilization, _____ used, the cycle or load number, the date of sterilization and the initials of the employee who prepared the package.
Package size requirements mandate they do not exceed ______ pounds and are no larger than 12 x 12 x 20 inches.
Arrange all packages in the sterilizer in loose contact on a ______ edge (except instruments in perforated pans) to allow free circulation and penetration of steam, and prevent entrapment of air and steam or gas.
Place nonporous items on the _____ shelves of the rack in combined loads.
Ensure _____ containers are flat on the shelves of the sterilizer.
Do not stack containers since it may interfere with air ____ and steam penetration.
high-heat or low-temperature process
certain types of instruments can be submersed when cleaning without any damage while other instruments will be damaged if water is allowed into the optics
submersible vs. nonsubmersible instruments
ratio of sterilizing agent relative to air or other substance
concentration and purity
high- or low-pressure chambers
actual or suspected relative number of microorganisms found in an area or on an item
how closely other instruments are packed against one another
some of these items cannot be steam sterilized because they are heat sensitive
heat sensitive vs. nonheat sensitive instruments
ability to prevent penetration of sterilizing agent
bioshielding or packaging material
amount of sterilizing agent allowed to soak through an item
saturation of the agent
to lessen the expense of the sterilization process
shorter or longer periods
pertaining to the level of moisture in the atmosphere, which varies with temperature
ability to repel without allowing the penetration of the sterilizing agent
spore or vegetative state of organism