Sterilisation is a process of keeping instruments clean and disposing of potential infection sources. Here in Core Practice, you will be able to document your sterilisation cycle to ensure compliance with infection standard protocol.
Core Practice also provides compatible hardware related to the sterilisation cycle, click here for more information.
How to create a Sterilisation Cycle
1. Go to Location and select Sterilisations.
2. Choose Location and select Create Cycle.
3. Complete the relevant Steriliser field and Create Cycle.
Steriliser: Surgical Instrument E.g. Autoclave
Type: Diagnostic tool to measure how well the system function E.g. Vacuum leak test
Cycle Number: Cycle numbers can be numerical or alphanumeric and are mostly generated by the Steriliser.
Start Time: Sterilisation time typically varies from 25 min to 150 min.
Expiry Date: Setting an expiration date for the sterilisation cycle will retain its strength, quality, and purity when it is stored according to its labeled storage conditions.
4. Load the cycle from the right-side control panel by clicking on the correct Package(s) (e.g., Exam Pack) and/or item (s). Each time you select a package (or an item) it becomes part of the current cycle.
The Load Cycle window shows what stage the Sterilisation cycle process is in.
5. After selecting your packages and/or items, click on Continue to approve to open the Load Cycle popup window to confirm your "operator" credentials.
6. Verify the Username is correct and Complete Load. Depending on your settings, you may be prompted for a password or PIN.
*If you're not logged in as the current user and needs to change the Username, the following screen will appear.
7. The Sterilisation tracking window will display your current cycles. Edit the cycle area and indicate what has passed or failed. You can also indicate partial "fails" or "passes" too.
8. After updating PASS QTY, click on the appropriate Approve Cycle button.
9. Update Cycle Passed fields, then click on Pass Cycle.
The sterilisation tracking window will display your current status once the Cycle has been passed.
10. The Complete Cycle screen displays on the right-side control panel to review the sterilisation cycle.
11. Modify the cycle to make partial or minor changes if needed.
12. Recall Cycle to correct the cycle number or Steriliser. Once the cycle has been recalled, the generated code won't be able to be used.
1. Click on Print Labels to generate the cycle's barcode label.
2. Complete the Barcode fields, then click on Print Label to display and print.
Depending on your specific device (Label Type), the labels may look similar to the one below. This completes the cycle's Sterilisation tracking process.
The history of the created cycle can also be viewed by simply going back to the Sterilisation tab.
The most important is to keep remember and follow the dental manufacturer's instructions for sterilisation time, temperatures, and other operating parameters, as well as instructions for the correct use of containers, wraps, and chemical or biological indicators.
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