Advance patient safety with the landmark guide for the entire steam sterilization process! ST79 is the go-to reference for steam sterilization in all healthcare facilities, regardless of sterilizer or facility size.
Welcome to Steam Sterilization Standards
Comprehensive Guide to Steam Sterilization and Sterility Assurance in Health Care Facilities
Developed by sterilization and manufacturing professionals ST79:2017 helps you to:
Ensure safety at every step for processing medical devices
Assure continuous maintenance and proper sterilization practices of processed items across multiple facility departments (i.e., OR, ER)
Understand the complete lifecycle of sterilization processing—from managing temperature and humidity to processes for the decontamination area
Substantiate the need for equipment upgrades to meet federal guidelines that reduce potential citations
Stay in compliance with the latest industry standards and regulatory bodies like The Joint Commission
Support the delivery of properly processed medical devices critical to optimizing patients’ health
All orders require one business day for processing. Orders will not be shipped the same day received, and next day air orders will be sent out the following business day (weekends and holidays not included).
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