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Sterilization Indicators in Central Sterile Supply Department: Quality Assurance and Cost Implications

  • Debabrata Basu (a1), Sanjay Bhattacharya (a1), Aseem Mahajan (a1), Venkata Raman Ramanan (a1) and Mammen Chandy (a1)...
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Address correspondence to Dr. Sanjay Bhattacharya, MD, DNB, DipRCPath, FRCPath, CCT (UK), Consultant Microbiologist, Tata Medical Center, South Lab, 14 Major Arterial Road (E-W), New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700 156, India (drsanjay1970@hotmail.com).

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1. An overview of central sterile supply department of the Tata Medical Center, Kolkata. In: Scientific Operating Procedures for Sterilization Practices in India. New Delhi: Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India; 2012:165–183.
2. Basu, D, Bhattacharya, S, Mahajan, A, Ramanan, VR, Chandy, M. The importance of the central sterile supply department in infection prevention and control. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35:13121314.
3. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. Sterilization of health care products—chemical indicators—Part 1: General requirements. ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140-1:2005. Arlington (VA): AAMI, 2005. American National Standard.
4. ISO 14161, Sterilization of health care products—biological indicators—guidance for the selection, use and interpretation of results website. https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:14161:ed-2:v1:en. 2009. Accessed October 20, 2014.
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