Probe Sterilization: Sterrad
The probe main module and battery module must be keep disassembled from each other,
and packaged separately for sterilization.
Carefully inspect the modules for cleanliness and dryness prior to packaging for Sterrad
processing. If visible soil is present, the item must be re-cleaned and dried prior to
sterilization. If moisture is present, dry the item thoroughly prior to sterilization.
Place the dry battery module into an
battery fully before sterilizing.
The modules can be either wrapped or peel pouched in compatible material. Only
polypropylene wrap or Tyvek® pouches can be used in the Sterrad system.
If you choose to wrap, secure the package with Sterrad SealSure® Chemical Indicator
Mark the tape or pouch used to package a battery with the expected expiration date of
the battery's charge. (For a fully charged battery, it is advisable to recharge the battery if it
has been in a stored condition for over two months.)
If you choose to place items in a peel pouch, use a Sterrad Chemical Indicator Strip
marked with the expiration date of the battery's charge placed on the inside of the pouch.
If the pouch has an imprinted indicator strip you may alternatively write the date here.
Follow your facility's procedures for labeling sterilized items.
Process the items in the Sterrad system in accordance with its instructions. The probe
and battery modules have been validated with the following cycle parameters, for the
Sterrad models listed below:
In the Sterrad 100S, two cycles of Injection/Diffusion/Plasma
Batteries can be used immediately or stored in accordance with your facility's procedures.
Rotate stock and recharge and re-sterilize batteries, as necessary.
CAUTION: The probe Cable Adapter is not sterilizable.
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