Assessment tool

The POMDRA assessment tool for steam sterilization identifies all the best practice standard items the assessor will review during the assessment process of a community-based clinical office.

Specific POMDRA standard items relating to steam sterilizers can be found in sections 10 through 17 of this document.

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Tool for an assessment

Registrants and staff involved in medical device reprocessing practices in their clinical office may choose to review the tool prior to the final assessment.

Tool as a self-reflective exercise

Use this tool as a self-reflective exercise to identify medical device reprocessing deficiencies for steam sterilization prior to being selected for an assessment.

You may wish to review the tool on an ongoing basis to ensure best practices for steam sterilization are being followed. You do not need to submit the tool if you use it as a self-reflective exercise.

Learn about the common deficiencies POMDRA discovered in physician offices
Monitoring, documenting and maintaining your steam sterilizer
How to carefully clean and package reusable medical devices