- An autoclave is also a sterilizer. I did not mention this in my article
- UV sterilizers only work when UVC bulbs are used, so only some kinds of UV wavelengths are useful. But they don’t work well because the UV can’t get into small spaces, e.g. pivot points. Also, the implements must be turned to expose all sides. Although I didn’t mention UV in this detail, the article does state they can not be any hidden location for bacteria to grow
- I don’t think any of these “clean”, so the implements must be precleaned. Noted
- The side of the spectrum you should listen to are the state board requirement and the Center for Disease Control. My next project
- Most states require disinfection, so sterilization can only be done on precleaned and disinfected implements, which is overkill. Interesting
- The last I checked, CDC says autoclaves are the preferred method. Autoclaves are clearly the more effective of the two. AGREED
- a UV is not a "sterilizer" as it does not kill spores not matter what their information states and use of the word "sterilizer" associated with Dry heat Sterilizer should say Dry heat sterilizer as an autoclave is a "sterilizer as well.
Both of these have provided me with an even bigger insight and understanding to Auto Claves and Sterilizers.But what excites me even more is the interaction with my clients and my piers I get after writing an article. Especially one that many people are passionate about. I welcome your thoughts which I will share as I do my job to make an already great community even better.
Look for even more exciting news coming on our 1-2-3 step disinfection when you can’t afford to buy an auto clave