use of high heat and pressure to denature and coagulate microbes.
121 C or 250 F at 15 lbs for 15-30 min
6-9 min. does not heat entire chamber. just autoclaves cassettes.
135 C at 32 lbs for 6-9 min
oxidize cell parts.
160 C or 320 F 2 hrs. or 170 C or 340 F for one hr.
adv: does not corrode instruments the way steam autoclave does.
127-132 C or 260-270 F for 20 min. 20-40 lbs
gas which is toxic to all microrganisms. 10-16 hrs. 25 C.
plastic and rubber needs to be aerated for 24 hrs afterwards.
glutaraldephydes can sterilize instruments in.... hrs?
glutaraldehydes can disinfect instruments in.....?
animals which carry diseases are called
ie. east nile virus; mosquitos
salmonella is transmitted by
when water discharing the US between patients, time recommended?