For items that cannot be sterilised in steam sterilisers such as flexible endoscopes, sterile processing departments need to find the right balance of ethylene oxide and vaporised hydrogen peroxide sterilisation to help manage costs, comply with manufacturers' Instructions for Use (IFUs), and effectively sterilise critical instruments.
Introducing the 3M™ Steri-Vac™ Steriliser/Aerators GS Series, state-of the-art EO sterilisers that:
- Use 100% ethylene oxide (EO or EtO), a sterilant recognized by CDC as superior at penetrating packaging materials and device lumens (always refer to manufacturers’ IFUs).
- Are engineered for operator safety. The Steri-Vac EO sterilisers use 3M™ Steri-Gas™ EO Cartridges--punctured inside the steriliser chamber only after the door has been locked and a vacuum is drawn.
Monitor Ethylene Oxide sterilisation cycles with biological indicators and chemical indicators as part of your sterilisation assurance program.
When planning for your department’s low temperature sterilisation needs, look to the 3M™ Steri-Vac™ Sterilizer/Aerator 100% Ethylene Oxide System for an overall lower cost per cycle than leading vaporised hydrogen peroxide (H202) systems. Ethylene oxide is gentle on your high-value devices, which can help to extend device life and reduce the need for costly repairs or replacements.
Your budget benefits through:
– Lower initial cost of capital
– Lower cost per cycle
– Lower annual cost to run and maintain