SSD Sterilization

ST04 - Parameters for Product Release & Post Sterilization Checks

Contributes 45 minutes to your CPD

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Course Details:

This course covers all the required checks to ensure the sterilizer has met all required parameters to release the load. Includes physical checks of the items and how to correctly transfer to processed goods.

You will be provided with a short presentation, followed by an assessment. 

If you achieve 80% or more, you will pass the course, and will receive a printable certificate to place in your training records.

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident. 

Aims:

The aim of this course to make staff aware of the required checks to ensure the sterilizer has met all required parameters before releasing the load and how to manage the load once removed from the sterilizer. 

Objectives:

Learners will be able to;

  • Understand the required checks that need to be completed before a load is released.
  • Explain the requirements to log the cycle details in the track and trace system.
  • Understand the Health & Safety aspects of removing a load from a sterilizer.
  • Understand the requirement for a load to naturally cool.
  • Correctly explain the required process indicator changes.
  • Explain the requirements of a failed load or failed item after sterilization.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • The requirements for a trained operator to manage the product release process. 
  • The cycle checks that need to be completed before a load is released. 
  • How the load should be managed after it has been removed from the sterilizer. 
  • The requirements for a failed load or failed item post sterilization.