Sterility-Matters-White-Paper

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Why Sterility Matters

This Whitepaper addresses recent outbreaks associated with contaminated unit-of-use alcohol and povodine-iodine skin prep products. Author Kim LaFreniere, PhD, clinical affairs associate research fellow for Aplicare, explains how contamination of antiseptic drug products may occur either during manufacturing or during manipulations by the end user. LaFreniere also explores why sterility of these prep products is critical to avoiding infections, and explains the importance of terminal sterilization of unit-of-use products to ensure sterility at a 6-log reduction of microbial agents.

  • Learn the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic contamination
  • Review why sterility is critical to preventing infections
  • Explore how to evaluate prep products relating to sterility issues