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Of Critical Importance: Protocols for Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization

Previously known as Flash Sterilization, many facilities perform Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization in order to turn instruments around quickly. However, its use has been implicated in increasing a patient’s risk of infection. To guarantee successful sterilization, professionals must incorporate evidence-based practices and comply with accreditation standards to improve patient care.


Program Highlights


  • Types of Immediate Use Steam Sterilization

  • Instruments that should never be processed by IUSS

  • Thorough cleaning prior to sterilization

  • Biological and physical monitoring of sterilization cycles

  • Documentation requirements for IUSS processing

  • Correct transfer to OR environment


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Learning Objective

To outline in detail how to perform Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization, following evidence-based protocols, accreditation standards and manufacturer recommendations



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Program Includes
  • Bonus Resource CD
  • Approved for Continuing Education
  • 10 Question Post Test with Answer Key
  • Glossary of Terms


Clinical Advisors

  • Natalie Lind, CRCST, CHL, FCS, IAHCSMM Educational Director

  • IAHCSMM Education Review Committee



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