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Education: Instrument Reprocessing
Stage 3: Packaging

After inspecting, package instruments using FDA approved pouches, wrappers and/or rigid sterilization containers. Sterile packaging, combined with proper handling and storage, allows instruments to maintain sterility until point of use. Peel pouches should be used for single, light weight items. Instruments placed inside a tray or cassette should be wrapped and secured with sterilization tape or placed inside a reusable rigid container and sealed. For quality assurance, each packaging system should have an external chemical indicator along with an internal chemical indicator to show the sterilant reached inside the package where the instruments are located.

Introduction to sterilization pouches

Sterilization Pouches may look similar but there is much to consider: high-quality tack seals, medical grade paper, self-adhesive sealing tape, multi-parameter internal/external chemical indicators, and more…

Pouches: prepping and writing

Learn how to prepare instrument pouches before use. Writing key information on each pouch ensures instruments are stored and utilized in date order, following first-in/first-out event-related sterility practices.

Loading your sterilization pouches

Overloading pouches can cause instrument contamination. Understanding how to properly load instruments in order properly sterilizer your equipment. 

Sterilization Pouches Dos and dont's

Be mindful in every step you take—quickly hurrying to seal sterilization pouches can result in poor or failed instrument sterilization. Watch this impactful demonstration that will remind you to slow down when sealing.

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