Various methods are used to monitor the efficacy of a sterilization process. This would include physical monitoring, chemical indicators (CI) and the use of biological indicators (BI).
In CSSD we should read the sterilization process print out in order to verify that the parameters of the sterilization cycle were met. Chemical indicators will verify that one or more conditions needed for sterilization (for example time, steam and temperature) have been achieved within a specific instrument set. Read more