# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 2006338437

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Maintain upkeep of instruments.

Definition

Maintenance should include use of autoclave and
  • providing a sterile field
  • applying correct techniques for sterilization
  • using the equipment according to manufacturer's guidelines
  • wrapping, identifying, and storing autoclave supplies.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How do sterilization methods differ according to the type of equipment or materials to be sterilized? Why are they different?
  • What are the quality control methods to maintain and assure sterility?
  • What steps are needed to prepare items or equipment to be sterilized? Why is each step important?

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