RE: Sterilization of instruments
|From:||"Charles W. Scouten, Ph.D." |
Try the hot bead sterilization, you will love it. Beads on the surface
do not get very hot, the heat is carried away by air flow faster than it
arrives through all the glass. But just below the surface is blazing
hot glass. It sears the surface of each instrument, before the inside
of the metal is fully hot, the surface is thoroughly sterile. Thus,
both heating and cooling take a few seconds, and ready to go again. As
effective as autoclave (except it doesn't sterilize the handles), but
much much faster.
See the following URL:
Charles W. Scouten, Ph.D.
5918 Evergreen Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
Ph: 314 522 0300
FAX 314 522 0277
From: Susan Bell [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 12:59 PM
To: Kathleen Cormier; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Sterilization of instruments
We use autoclaved instruments, a new set for each animal. Can end up
being a lot of instruments (often more than 20), but we are a
research facility, and therefore we have to be sure there is not any
cross contamination between animals.
I hope this helps.
At 12:02 PM -0400 7/30/02, Kathleen Cormier wrote:
>What is the preferred method of sterilizing instruments during
>necropsy of multiple animals? We may do upwards of 20 animals during
>a session. What we do is in between animals or samples is to dip the
>instruments in 70% ETOH then "flame" them, allow to cool off for 20
>seconds them proceed with dissection. After one too many beaker
>fires we are being asked to change our procedure. One suggestion is
>heated bead sterilization in between samples/ animals another is to
>order 30 additional sets of instruments and autoclave the sets prior
>to use. Any suggestions?
>Div Comparative Med
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