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Title
Flash Sterilization Clarification - FY 2010 Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Surveys
Memo #
09-55
Posting Date
09/04/2009
Fiscal Year
2009
Summary
State survey agencies using the new survey process in FY 2009, including completing the Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet, have experienced challenges in evaluating use of flash sterilization by ASCs. Attachment 1 clarifies what this term means, and how to distinguish appropriate from inappropriate use of flash sterilization.
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