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Vapourized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilization

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Sterilization isn't a one-size-fits-all process. Heat- and moisture-sensitive devices, like endoscopes, require low-temperature sterilization. So you need to prioritize reducing risk across the board and ensuring every patient gets the highest standard of care.

3M has proven solutions and tools for vapourized hydrogen peroxide (VH2O2) sterilization. 3M™ Attest™ Sterilization Solutions for VH2O2 provides you the tools needed to reduce risk. It's the rapid-read sterilization technology and expert support you've trusted for over 25 years. As an independent manufacturer of sterilization assurance products, 3M creates products that can be used to test the efficacy of a variety of sterilization systems and produce unbiased results.

Steps for Vapourized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization Monitoring

  • A load is monitored and released based on the final negative result of a Biological Indicator (BI). According to the CSA Z314.23-16 standard, a BI is required daily for each vapourized hydrogen peroxide sterilizer and cycle type used, as well as in every load that contains an implant. Only a BI can detect the actual killing of microbial spores inside the sterilizer.

  • Products verify whether a sterilant has penetrated to the point where the Chemical Indicator (CI) was placed in the pack. They are designed to react to two or more of the variables required for sterilization to occur. For vapourized hydrogen peroxide sterilization, the critical variables are time, temperature and the presence of vapourized hydrogen peroxide.

  • Products allow anyone to see at a glance whether packs have been exposed to the sterilization process. Usually consisting of tapes or labels, these Process Indicators undergo a colour change when exposed to the sterilant. As the “adhesive company”, 3M created pressure-sensitive tapes that make our vapourized hydrogen peroxide indicator tapes excellent choices for reliable adhesion.

  • A good system of records provides documentation that items have been processed, along with evidence of your monitoring results. 3M™ Record Keeping Products provide a permanent record to help you meet your requirements.

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