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Industry Guidelines

Sterilization Assurance

The following are 3M published resources that provide sterilization procedural recommendations based on specific industry guidelines:

For further information about Industry Guidelines, please contact any of the following organizations:

  • AAMI - Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (
  • AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (
  • ASHCSP - American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (
  • IAHCSMM - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (
  • CBSPD - Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (
  • CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (
  • JCAHO - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (
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Sterile Field & Surface

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