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