December 1, 2010

AAMI advice on Class 6 indicators

By: Martha Young, MS, CSPDT

Recommendations for Class 6 emulating indicators, a new class of indicator for monitoring sterilization, have been issued for the first time by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). These indicators, which entered the market a couple of years ago, use a different approach than biological indicators (BI). BIs have a known number of microorganisms with known resistance to the sterilization process. BIs need to be incubated to…

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