Sterilization and Disinfection.
Paragraphs 3-1 through 3-18.
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
Select the type of physical sterilizing agent most
often used in the CMS.
Identify the correct temperature and time
requirement of a vacuum type steam sterilizer.
Identify factor(s) that influence ethylene oxide
Identify disadvantages of using Cidex as a
Identify the proper sequence of steps in
processing supplies and equipment through the
Identify equipment used in the decontaminating/
cleaning step in processing in CMS.
Identify guidelines used in assembling items on
trays for packaging.
Identify environmental factors that are necessary
for the sterile storage of supplies and
Select appropriate information and develop a
load control number.
3-10. Identify a mechanical control indicator.
3-11. Identify the length of time an item is considered
sterile when appropriately stored.
After completing the assignment, complete the
exercises at the end of this lesson. These exercises
will help you to achieve the lesson objectives.