CDC Guidelines for Autoclave Logbooks
DID YOU KNOW RECORDING EACH STERILIZER CYCLE IS REQUIRED BY THE CDC?
Records of sterilization monitoring (mechanical, chemical, and biological) should be maintained long enough to comply with state and local regulations.by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Having a log book at every sterilizer is an asset to your business. It will improve sterilizer monitoring, hold staff accountable, track service and repair work on the autoclave and prevent errors and downtime. Our technicians are often called for emergency autoclave repairs that could have been prevented by routine preventative maintenance. By documenting annual preventative maintenance in the log book, your staff will know to schedule this. If your sterilizer is not regularly serviced, it may start to malfunction, resulting in wet packs, non-sterile instruments and error codes, increasing risk and downtime. At the front of each log book is a page to record maintenance work with dates of service to that unique machine documenting Unit Numbers, Serial Numbers, Make and Model of the autoclave.