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Leann Keefer on Sure-Check Sterilization Pouch (02:15)
Sponsor: Crosstex
Presenter: Ms. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM
Released: 8/28/14
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Leann Keefer discusses sterility assurance in the form of instrument packaging in particular the use of the Sure-Check® Sterilization Pouch.


Leann Keefer on Sure-Check Sterilization Pouch - Sterility and Features (02:42)
Sponsor: Crosstex
Presenter: Ms. Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM
Released: 8/28/14
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Leann Keefer emphasizes the need for sterility variable indicators and discusses the features of the Sure-Check® Sterilization Pouch.


Crosstex for Sterility Assurance: Every Load/ Every Day/ Every Week, Don't Risk it!
Sponsor: Crosstex
Released: 7/29/14
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As your compliance partner we want to ensure you are following best practices for infection control. CDC and AAMI guidelines recommend biological testing should be performed at least on a weekly basis. Please check state recommendations for additional information. Visit: cdc.gov or aami.org


In-Office Biological Monitoring: How to use Crosstex ConFirm® Incubators and Vials
Sponsor: Crosstex
Released: 7/29/14
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In-Office Spore Testing (Biological Monitoring) Summary: • Sterilizer monitoring requires the use of BOTH an unprocessed Control vial and a processed Test vial. • Both the Control and Test vial culture medium start out purple in color. • The Test vial is processed along with a load in a sterilization cycle, whereas, the Control vial is not processed. • Before placing both vials into an appropriate pre-set temperature incubator, both vials must be activated by crushing the sides. • Upon full incubation, the processed Test vial should remain purple (indicating no spore growth) and the unprocessed Control vial should turn yellow (showing spore growth).


Understanding Steam Sterilization
Sponsor: Crosstex
Released: 7/29/14
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Meeting the parameters of time, temperature and steam under pressure, steam sterilization is the most effective and efficient sterilization method in dentistry. Understand how to maintain your sterilizer; use the appropriate accessories; record sterilization parameters and what to look for during the ideal sterilization cycle.


Mail-In Biological Monitoring (Spore Testing)
Sponsor: Crosstex
Released: 7/29/14
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Understand the process of Mail-In Biological Monitoring, including the proper use and placement of spore test strips in both the sterilizer and mail-in envelope. Demonstrated using the Crosstex ConFirm Mail-In Sterilizer Monitoring Service.


Sterilization Pouches - Dos & Don'ts
Sponsor: Crosstex
Released: 7/29/14
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Improper usage of Sterilization Pouches can lead to infection control breaches. Most failures are due to human error. Learn the ins and outs of utilizing sterilization pouches in your practice.


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