Load monitoring is an essential element in the sterilization process, and we offer the tools you need to make sure it’s done correctly. When a load is monitored and released based on the final negative result of a Biological Indicator (BI) in a Process Challenge Device (PCD), you want the confidence that the monitoring results are clear and reliable. 3M has the technology, the tools, and the technical support you need to help you implement and maintain an effective load monitoring program.
There are standards in place for use of biological indicators, but more and more facilities are committing to a higher standard of care. According to ANSI/AAMI ST79, a biological indicator should be used weekly, preferably daily, in each steam sterilizer and in every load that contains an implant. Your facility can choose to commit to a higher standard, Every Load Monitoring, to simplify your process and ensure your patients receive the highest standard of care every time.
Enjoy greater peace of mind with the 3M™ Attest™ Super Rapid Readout Biological Indicator System. You’ll get biological indicator results in about the same time as it takes to cool a load. That means you can quarantine every load until you have a biological result. Release loads with confidence with one-hour biological indicator results.
Sterile processing quality assurance depends on data — knowing what the data means is as important as the data itself. The biological indicator is valuable because it is a direct indicator of the lethality of a sterilization cycle, but you need to know what a positive result means for your process.
All monitoring products reveal data that, considered together, helps build the case that a load was sterilized effectively.