Moist Heat Sterilization - Autoclaves


Lesson Code: PST-1291. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of moist heat (steam) sterilization via autoclaving, including equipment used, critical process parameters, and the different stages of a sterilization cycle.


  • Category: Sterilization

Description

After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by moist heat sterilization
  • Describe the uses of moist heat sterilization via autoclaving
  • List the conditions needed for moist heat sterilization via autoclaving
  • Describe the design of an autoclave
  • List the different stages of moist heat sterilization via autoclaving
  • Describe the critical parameters of moist heat sterilization via autoclaving


KEYWORDS:  Autoclave, Cooling, Indicator Tape, Load Distribution, Load Size, Microorganisms, Moist Heat Sterilization, Pressure, Steam, Temperature