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For Use in Steam Sterilization.
After sterilization, medical devices must be protected against recontamination until they are used on the patient.
For this purpose, they are packed in plastic pouches to ensure sterile conditions.
A vital role in this procedure is the reliable sealing.
Step 1: Fold the perforation back and crease with the protective strip still in place. Fold back into place.
Step 2: Write the date and time, or load number, on the outside of the pouch, with a lead–free pencil or nontoxic indelible ink pen 1. This will allow you to pull the load easily if you receive a failed load report. Record the load type, date, and number in your sterilization notebook.2
Step 3: While wearing utility gloves and personal protective equipment, load the dried, debris-free instruments (that have been run through the sonic cleaner) into the pouch. Be sure not to overfill the bag. It should be filled only to 3/4 of its volume. Make sure the instruments do not pierce the package. Choose the right size bag for the item. Do not over fill or fold for smaller items. The pouch is correctly sealed when the closure strip adheres without any folds or gaps.
Step 4: Expel excess air from the package.
Step 5: Remove the strip from the adhesive, fold at perforated line to form a tight seal. Press the adhesive together by running the edge of spatula or flat item across the area. Allow the adhesive to adhere to 50% to be on paper and 50% to be on plastic, or follow the validation marks on the pouch. Do not fold the adhesive past the perforation. Adhesive not touching the right amount of paper and plastic will not create an airtight seal.
Step 6: Store filled packages on the dirty side of the sterilization area until ready to process.