Role of Chemical and Biological Indicators in Infection Prevention
Proper sterilization monitoring requires a combination approach using mechanical, chemical and biological indicators.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the regulatory and guidance agencies for infection control in dentistry.
- Describe the instrument processing cycle, as well as the types of sterilizers and monitoring processes used.
- Explain best practices for use of chemical and biological indicators.
This course was issued in September 2021 and expires September 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.