Steam Sterilization Microbiology and Autoclave Performance Qualification
Instructor : Danielle DeLucy
Mar 12, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes
Analyze the steam sterilization mechanism as it relates to endospores and bacterial cells
Fundamental understanding of steam sterilization microbiology is essential for successful autoclave performance qualification. The webinar will lay out parameters of the sterilization process on a basis for conducting autoclave performance qualification studies. There are specific expectations for steam sterilization that must be met, whether it is continuing maintenance of existing equipment or qualifying a new autoclave installation. The session will also provide regulatory references on use of air removal verification tools, chemical indicators and biological, along with definitions for sterility assurance level, accumulated lethality, temperature mapping and biological verification.
In this session, expert speaker Danielle DeLucy will describe the steam sterilization mechanism as it relates to endospores and bacterial cells. She will define key terminologies and processes and provide an understanding of fundamentals crucial in creating a successful autoclave sterilization process.
Danielle will discuss the practical application of steam steam sterilization, address common questions, and cover industry hot topics. This knowledge will help professionals in efficient troubleshooting of unexpected events and for improving processes in an autoclave.
- Steam sterilization on a microbial level
- Autoclave Performance Qualification expectations
- IQ/OQ/PQ Requirements for Autoclave Validation
- Autoclave Monitoring Tests
- Biological Indicators – How and When to Use
- Regulatory and GMP requirements for steam sterilization
- Process verification tools for use in an autoclave
- Common questions, problems and cGMPs
- Verification vs. Revalidation
Who Should Attend?
- Quality Assurance Professionals
- Validation personnel
- Sterility Assurance personnel