Tag: Biological Indicators

The Use of Biological Indicators to Monitor Liquid Chemical Sterilants: The FDA’s Position, 2014

November 25, 2014 — The proper use of “BIs” – or biological indicators – in the healthcare setting is crucial to assess the effectiveness of the sterilization process.  Failure to…

Types and Characteristics of Biological Indicators for Monitoring Sterilization Processes

April 30, 2013 — A biological sterilization process indicator, or “BI,” may be defined as a microbiological test system that provides a defined resistance to a specified sterilization process.1 More simply,…

Impact of Hydraulic Fluid on the Sterilization of Surgical Instruments Were Affected Patients Told of the True Infection Risk?

January 4, 2013 — Two community hospitals in North Carolina in 2004 unwittingly used a oil-based hydraulic fluid instead of a detergent to “clean” surgical instruments prior to terminal sterilization and…