Evolution of Autoclave use at the Sanger Institute Jon Lovell 23 rd October 2014
2004 Media Team –1 x 400L Autocalve Glassware –1 x 600L Autoclave Waste –1 x 600L Autoclave
2005 Containment Laboratories –1 x 250L Autoclave (Integrated Boiler) –3 x 50L Autoclave (Self generating) –5 x 10L Benchtop Autoclaves
2006 Research Support Facility –4 x 6,000L Autoclave (Central steam supply) –1 x 550L Autoclave (Central steam supply) –2 x 50L Benchtop Autoclave
2005-2014 Services Teams (Media, Glassware and Waste) –5 x 600L Autoclave (Integrated Boiler) –2 x 250L Autoclave (Integrated Boiler)
Choosing an autoclave –Size –Available space –Contingencies –Useage –Dry Goods –Liquids –Fabrics –Waste (Nature of waste) –Maintenance –Third party support –Ergonomics
Waste Containers Aluminium Bins Pros: Faster cycle time Not too heavy Secure for transport Cons: Fragility due to compromise on weight. Seal maintenance
Management of Laboratory Autoclaves Which Standards/Guidance? –BS2646 Autoclaves for Sterilization in Laboratories –BS3970 Sterilizing and disinfecting equipment for medical products –BSEN285 Sterilization-Steam Sterilizers-Large Sterilizers –PM73 Safety at Autoclaves HSE –CFPP01(HTM2010/HTM01) Management and decontamination of surgical instruments used in acute care Who is responsible for the safety of your site autoclaves?
ACIST training Advanced course in sterilization technology Based around health sector requirements Course covers: Standards and guidance Microbiology Validation Steam sterilization Washer disinfectors Other sterilization and decontamination techniques Role of AE(D)
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