February 20, 2014

Are you correctly using rigid sterilization containers for IUSS?

By: OR Manager

Although immediate-use steam sterilization (IUSS) is a safe method to sterilize emergently contaminated instruments, inappropriate use may lead to an increased risk for surgical site infection, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control. This study stated the only acceptable indicator for use of IUSS based on recommended practices is intraoperative contamination.

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