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Autoclaves (Sterilizers)

  • Problem - Equipment terminates cycle prematurely
  • Condition - Short Sterilize Cycle
  • Correction:
    • Insure significant water level is in reservoir.
    • Check to see proper water volume is in chamber.
  • Problem - Rusting instruments and wet packs inside
  • Condition - Instruments and packs not drying
  • Correction:
    • Insure sterilizer is sitting on a level surface.
    • Don't overload or pack trays to tightly.