Michelle Aubé (Simmonds), RDH
April 05, 2019
When you're using a manufacturer process challenge device for stream sterilization, does a Type V chemical indicator still need to be placed in every package? The best approach to answering this question is to step back and review the job of the chemical indicators.
September 03, 2018A Type V/Class 5 Chemical Integrator strip with a foil backing and a migration window is not the only accepted format available on the market today. Another technology is available that provides the same quality assurance by measuring all three parameters of sterilization (time, temperature, and pressure).
August 27, 2018
Are there expiry dates/shelf life on sterilization pouches?
Unless indicated by the manufacturer, there are no expiry dates on pouches.
A lot number and the date of manufacture are printed on the boxes.
The date of manufacture is in the form of year month day.
- example 180410.
Expiry dates are typically linked to a food or chemical registered with Health Canada.