Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


tamper evident seal Sealing method for sterile packaging that allows users to see if pack has been opened
muslin Term describing a variety of plain cotton or cotton blend fabrics
superheating Condition that arises when steam is at a temp that exceeds that of saturated steam at same temp
rigid container system Instrument containers that hold and protect instruments during sterilization transport and storage
wet pack Container with moisture after sterilization is complete
kraft paper Medical grade paper packaging material
spunbond–meltblown–spunbond A non–woven packaging material that is most popular flat wrap
wicking material an approved absorbant material that allows steam penetration and facilitates drying
time related sterility a package is considered sterile until an expiration date
event related sterility a package is considered sterile until its integrity has been compromised
"first in, first out" stock rotation where oldest items are used first
point of use processing occurs when a device is processed immediately after use
flash sterilization unwrapped instruments steam sterilized for immediate use in an emergency
type 5 integrator integrating indicator designed to monitor all parameters
critical devices instruments or objects inserted into blood stream or sterile areas
semi–critical devices objects that come in contact with non intact skin or mucous membranes
non–critical devices those that come in contact with intact skin
oxidation "the process by which a molecule, atom or ion loses an electron"
ion an electronically charged unit that is formed by the loss or gain of one or more electrons
electron a negatively charged partical that moves around the nucleus of an atom
oxidizing agent a material that removes electrons from another substance
oxidative chemistries a class of compounds that contain an additional atom of oxygen bound to oxygen and that uses oxidation to interrupt cell function
peracetic acid a liquid oxidizing agent that is effective at low temperatures
bioburden the number of microorganisms on a contaminated object
saturated steam steam that contains the maximum amount of water vapor 97%–100%
terminal sterilization the process of sterilizing an item that is packaged
process indicators devices for use with individual units to demonstrate that the unit has been exposed to the sterilization process
chemical indicators systems that reveal a change in one or more predefined parameters on the basis of a chemical or physical change resulting from exposure to a process
load control number "label information on packages that identifies the sterilizer, cycle run and date of sterilization"
spore microorganism with a thick wall that enables it to survive adverse conditions includin high temperatures
validation procedures used by equipment manufactures to establish that a process consistently produces a sterile product
verification procedures used by healthcare facilities to confirm the validation of the equipment manufacturer
prions infectious agent that cause a variety of neurodegenerative diseases such as CJD
sterility assurance level the probability of a microorganism being present on a product after sterilization (SAL)
permissible exposure limits limits developed by OSHA indicating maximum exposure to an airborne contaminant
time weighted average average airborne exposure in an 8 hour day of a 40 hour week (TWA)
alkylation the process by which ethylene oxide destroys microorganisms
aeration a process in which an item is actively subjected to moving air
process challenge device object that simulates a predetermined set of conditions when used to test sterilizing agent(s)
IUSS "process for cleaning steam sterilizing and delivery of items for immediate use (immediate use steam sterilization, formerly known as Flash)"
safety data sheet a written statement providing detailed information about a chemical or toxic substance (SDS)
Instrument washer sterilizer Washes and sterilizes instruments to make them safe for personnel. NOT SAFE FOR PATIENT USE
Created by: ghostofpima
Popular Miscellaneous sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards