Requirements of constant product quality and quality assurance have became more and more important. As the liability issue is now also raised in hospitals about the production of medical products and therefore also of sterile products, the necessity for a well evaluated and documented production process is apparent.

In this new chapter of Jan Huys’ book „Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam“, directives and standards for products to be sterilized are described.
When items are sterilized unprotected they soon will be contaminated again by the particles in the air. Usually sterile goods are stored for quite some time before they are used, and moreover they are transported through the hospital to the place they are to be used. Therefore the products must be sterilized inside a packaging in order to prevent contamination after sterilization.

In this new chapter of Jan Huys’ book „Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam“, packaging of products to be sterilized is described.
To enable adequate sterilization, instruments need to be cleaned.

In this new chapter of Jan Huys’ book „Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam“, the actual cleaning procedure in the sterilization department and the mechanism of the cleaning process are described.