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.
• Sterile barrier system
• Packaging concepts
• Protective packaging
• Validation of the sterile barrier system