Frequently Asked Questions
The following list represents the most frequently asked questions about the
STERRAD 50 Sterilization System. For more information, please ASP Customer Support at 888-783-7723
or email email@example.com.
- How do STERRAD Systems work?
The technology behind STERRAD Systems is based on hydrogen
peroxide gas plasma that rapidly sterilizes medical instruments without
leaving toxic residues. Utilizing this technology, STERRAD Systems sterilize
a variety of instruments and medical devices and are particularly suited to
heat-and moisture-sensitive instruments.
- How do I operate a STERRAD System?
STERRAD Systems offer simple, one-button operation with intuitive touch-pad
controls and easy-to-follow prompts and instructions.
- What are the installation requirements for a STERRAD 50 System?
STERRAD Systems do not require a water source, heat booster, or ventilation
for installation. The STERRAD 50 System runs on standard 110 VAC to 120
60-Hz electrical outlets.
- Why would I choose a STERRAD 50 System?
The STERRAD 50 System offers enhanced mobility,
allowing users to easily move the system to a location when and where itâ€™s
needed. An ASP representative is available to help you identify how the
50 System will generate the greatest return for your investment. Please call
ASP Customer Support at 888-783-7723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
- What devices and materials can I sterilize in a STERRAD 50 System?
The STERRAD 50 System offers superior material
compatibility with most metal and nonmetal devices including fiberoptic,
electronic, powered, and microsurgical devices as well as medical instruments
sensitive to heat and moisture. To find out which devices and materials are
compatible with the STERRAD 50 System, contact ASP
Customer Support at 888-783-7723 or email email@example.com.
- What advantages do STERRAD Systems offer over peracetic acid, steam,
and EtO systems?
Using dry, low-temperature, gas plasma
technology, STERRAD Systems provide a faster cycle time than EtO. Additionally,
STERRAD Systems sterilize heat-stable as well as heat-sensitive and moisture-sensitive
instruments. STERRAD Systems are also gentler on your delicate instruments,
reducing instrument damage and repair costs, especially as compared with peracetic
acid systems. Optimized speed and versatility increase the availability of
ready-to-use instruments. Because they provide multiple advantages over steam
and EtO systems, STERRAD Systems provide a greater return on investment.
Importantly, STERRAD Systems do not produce harmful by-products, eliminating
the need for aeration and ventilation. This makes STERRAD Systems safer for
both operators and the environment.
- Can STERRAD Systems be used to sterilize instruments typically sterilized
with steam or EtO?
Yes. In fact, STERRAD Systems
can be used to sterilize a wide range of instruments, including those sensitive
to heat and/or to moisture. STERRAD Systems achieve a 10-6 SAL
(Sterility Assurance Level) of packaged instruments.
- What brand(s) of trays should be used with a STERRAD 50 System?
APTIMAX instrument trays have been specially designed for use in all
STERRAD Systems. APTIMAX
trays are also compatible with other sterilization technologies, including
EtO and steam. ASP offers a full line of mats and holders for use with APTIMAX
trays. Please check with ASP
Customer Support at 888-783-7723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding compatibility of non-ASP tray systems.
- What kind of technical support do I get with a STERRAD 50 System?
ASP offers responsive technical support 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.
Knowledgeable technical support representatives will work quickly to identify
and resolve your technical issues. For technical support, please call 888-783-7723
or email email@example.com.
- How do I order a STERRAD 50 System and supplies?
The STERRAD 50 System may be ordered from your local ASP representative.
To locate your local ASP representative, please call 888-783-7723
or e-mail customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STERRAD System supplies may be ordered
online or from your local representative.