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A medical device is said to be sterile if it is free of viable microorganisms

The probability a viable microorganism being present on a product after it has been sterilized is referred to as Sterility Assurance Level (SAL)
Sterility assurance of processed instruments should be verified using these indicators:

  • physical
  • chemical
  • biological

Physical Indicators
Physical indicators consist of the time, temperature, and pressure gauges built into sterilizers.
These reading should be monitored during the sterilization cycle

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