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What autoclaves are approved to sterilize hollow items by the FDA?
The standards for autoclaves that can process items with lumens are publicly accessible through the FDA site.
“Most Sharpies have not been validated for industrial usage or for use in the sterilization conditions. There are a couple of Sharpie markers that do conform to the ASTM standard D4236 which means the product has been evaluated by a toxicologist for acute and chronic toxicity and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) identifies ingredients as presenting any chronic health hazard, along with safe use instructions. The pens that bear the AP seal with the notation “conforms to ASTM D4236″ (see right) are the markers that may be used for labeling your packages.”
How to set up your new Statim G4 autoclave by SciCan
A first glimpse at the new fourth generation of the fast STATIM 2000 autoclave
30 days left to prepare for the 17th annual APP Conference!
Why use a non-sterile dental bib when there are safer sterile options that are proven moisture barriers? Options and discussion.
Brian Skellie teaches sterilization skills for the professional body piercer and tattooist in Milan at the 7th APTPI congress
STATIM is not “flash sterilization” and the term should no longer be used in reference to sterilization cycles for unwrapped items.
For brevity, I suggest that you use all sterile disposable single use items, however if you are to reprocess used instruments: Classes …
Brian Skellie introduced STATIM autoclaves to our industry in the 1990′s, and hundreds of professionals have come to work with them over the years. Statim autoclaves have fully validated fast sterilization cycles, which makes them ideal for sterilizing jewelry and all the items as needed for each piercing as well as the routine wrapped items every studio needs. In this class we will explore how they should be handled in our daily routine.
Trade in your old sterilizer for credit towards a new STATIM cassette autoclave!
Here is a look at a few recent piercings I performed during an exhibition for colleagues in New England. I really enjoy sharing ideas and techniques as a guest of my peers. My goal is an atraumatic aseptic technique: Primum non nocere
Other than making people shiny, my job is to help my fellow piercers and tattoo artists make their work easier, cleaner and …
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Sterilized swab sticks are more convenient and less expensive to purchase than to prep yourself.
In Europe? Got an old STATIM autoclave? I can buy back your old STATIM – even if it doesn’t work – for …
We all know how important washing your hands can be- this guide can serve as a helpful review
Integrating and Emulating sterilization indicators
A useful device for arranging your instruments for washing in a Hydrim : Available here Instrument Cradle for Sterilization.
Unhinged? Steamed? Feeling a little bent out of shape?
An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization
The STATIM 2000, 5000 and 7000 cassettes are designed as sterile barrier systems to prevent recontamination during transport. They are fully validated autoclaves, not “flash” cycles, approved in over 100 countries.
via Basics on Processing & Sterilization – Sterile & Materials Processing Department – University of Rochester Medical Center. Basics on Processing & …