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Chapter 21: Instrument Processing

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Verifies sterilization by confirming that all spore-forming microorganisms have been destroyed.
A resistant, dormant structure formed inside of some bacteria that can withstand adverse conditions.
Item that comes in contact with oral tissues but does not penetrate soft tissue or bone.
Instrument for sterilization by means of moist heat under pressure.
Tapes, strips, or tabs with heat-sensitive chemicals that change color when exposed to a particular temperature. Also known as process indicators.
Instrument for sterilization by means of heated air.
Vials or strips, also known as spore tests, that contain harmless bacterial spores; used to determine whether sterilization has occurred.
Strips placed in packages that change color when exposed to a combination of heat, temperature, and time.
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Strips placed in packages that change color when exposed to a combination of heat, temperature, and time. Also known as process integrators.
Item that comes in contact with intact skin only.
Instruments in packages should remain sterile indefinitely unless an event causes them to become contaminated (e.g., torn or wet packaging).
Tapes, strips, or tabs with heat-sensitive chemicals that change color when exposed to a certain temperature.
Place where sterilized instruments, fresh disposable supplies, and prepared trays are stored.
Period of time during which a germicidal solution is effective after it has been prepared for use.
Process of microorganisms being drawn through wet or damp paper packaging contaminating the instruments inside.