We’re back with another episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie. In this episode, infection control and prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, talks to us about validation—specifically how to validate that your ultrasonic cleaner and sterilizer are working and what records you need to be keeping. She also discusses testing your waterline and the record keeping involved with that process. Record keeping is going to be important going forward as practices strive to ensure patients are safe from infection.
Jackie also offers a reminder on disinfection procedures—make sure you know your disinfectant’s wet time—and shares what she’s heard from practices that have opened in recent weeks. OP