AAMI ST79, “Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities,” has just been modified by Amendment 2. This is a 134 page amendment that makes corrections to the original text.
You have a choice when purchasing the document. You can get the whole document as a corrected reprint with the corrections interfiled (included). Or you can purchase the amendment 2 as a standalone item, making the pen and ink changes to your original copy manually.
The document itself covers steam sterilization in health care facilities. The recommendations are intended to promote assurance of sterility and to guide health care personnel in the proper use of processing equipment.
Included within the scope of AAMI-ST79 are functional and physical design criteria for sterilization processing areas (decontamination, preparation, sterilization, and sterile storage areas), staff qualifications, education, and other personnel considerations, processing procedures, installation, care, and maintenance of steam sterilizers, quality control, and quality process improvement.
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