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Wouldn't I have to "receive" the instruments before I can clean them, or sort them?

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EPA REGULATIONS requires that after Feb.28,2010 all health care facilities must use a single chamber process for E.O. medical devices.thus it is now against the law to transfer items from sterilizer to a separate aerator..thus sterilizer should not be opened to continue aeration, a safe feature

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In IAHCSMM Edition 8 maual it states on page (102) that: approximately one of every 25 hospitalized patients, or 722,000 contracted an HAI not 2million.

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Materials must first be received before treatment necessary is determined. Secondly, they need to be sorted into critical and non-critical material. Dealing with the critical material that runs the risk of contaminating instruments or other items in the area, then cleaning thoroughly, disposal of organic matter, comes before soaking in a sterile and decontaminating fluid for sufficient time that the material may lose its contaminating potential. Sterlisation is a vital process but one that can become an automatic reaction to receiving unclean material.

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This answer is incorrect. The time required to reach sterilization using a high-level disinfectant is absolutely longer than the time required to reach disinfection.

Direct from IAHCSMM's Central Service Technical Manual:
"Glutaraldehyde is a high-level disinfectant used for semi-critical devices such as endoscopes and ultrasonic probes used in radiology. Conditions including times and temperatures for its use as a high-level disinfectant vary by manufacturer, and it is always best to consult the product's manufacturer for this information. The time for sterilization is extended to 10 hours or more depending upon the concentration and the manufacturer's recommendations."

OPA is not classified as a sterilant, and I do not believe Formaldehyde is either.

Glutaraldehyde's time to achieve high-level disinfection (as per a few manufacturers I've consulted): ~25 minutes
Glutaraldehyde's time to achieve sterilization (as per a few manufacturers I've consulted): ~10 hours

Seems like a pretty substantial time difference to me.
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Ambiguously-worded question. Obviously there are more than 100 instruments that Sterile Processing technicians should be able to identify, but they needn't be able to identify them all precisely and individually in order to be proficient at their job. There certainly are not "100s" of instruments that techs need to be able to identify to function proficiently at their job. Perhaps to function exceptionally, but not proficiently.
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it is 100 ppm or less, pg 115 7th edition iahcsmm book

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I agree with Laurie, it could also depend on the hospital. For example at my hospital Central Service keeps all of the insturmentation and things like that for surgical cases, however we do not store things such as Wound Vacs etc, our hospital stores those items in SDS aka Materials Managment.

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The answer to this is B. Potable water. Tap water can be safe or unsafe depending on the location. There are some places wherein they are proud because the water coming from the tap is safe to drink. They know that you will not get any bacterial infection and so much more because of the water.

Potable water is sometimes treated with some chemicals that will make sure that it is clean. Water is considered to be the universal liquid that is needed by all people and other living things. Without water, it will only take a few days before people can die.

It can also make people die when they drink water that is unclean. It makes them more likely to develop different conditions that can occur because of drinking contaminated water.

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In the 2016 manual page 244 The Physical Environment states the relativehumidity should be maintained between 30%-60%

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