Advance patient safety with the landmark guide for the entire steam sterilization process! ST79 is the go-to reference for steam sterilization in all healthcare facilities, regardless of sterilizer or facility size.

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ANSI/AAMI ST79: 2017 Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities

Developed by sterilization and manufacturing professionals ST79:2017 helps you to:

  • Ensure safety at every step for processing medical devices
  • Assure continuous maintenance and proper sterilization practices of processed items across multiple facility departments (i.e., Operating Room, Emergency Department)
  • Understand the complete lifecycle of sterilization processing—from managing temperature and humidity to processes for the decontamination area
  • Substantiate the need for equipment upgrades to meet federal guidelines that reduce potential citations
  • Stay in compliance with the latest industry standards and regulatory bodies like The Joint Commission
  • Support the delivery of properly processed medical devices critical to optimizing patients’ health
  • Guide personnel toward desirable performance objectives

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