AAMI ST79:2006/A1:2008


Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities, Amendment 1
Amendment by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, 08/27/2008

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This recommended practice 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 the recommended practice 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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