How to Sterilize Hospital Beddings?

by admin on September 22, 2010

Hospital beddings are heat labile articles just like syringes, petridishes, plastic. So inorder to sterilize these things we use a very effective chemisterilant known as ethylene oxide which is a alkylating agent and is capable of killing all bacterial spores instantly, it is tremendous penetrating power.

Various apparatus like heart lung machine, dental equipments and respiratory machines are also used to be sterilized by ethylene oxide.

After sterilizing the equipments its testing is done by using Bacillus globigus spores.

Problem with ethylene oxide is that it is highly toxic, inflammable and even carcinogenic with sweet odour.

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