Physical methods: Dry heat -Instructions for use:

It can only be applied when materials do not support the action of moist heat.

Its recommended use for the sterilization of certain materials derives from its facility to penetrate solids, non-aqueous liquids and closed cavities.

Its behavior with metal is less corrosive but more oxidant.

It does not erode glass, as is the case with steam.

Although its use is limited for petrolates and liquids, the following instruments, materials and substances can be sterilized in dry heat:

Sharp stainless steel instruments (scissors and tweezers).

Needles, crystal syringes, tubes, glass pipettes, heat-stable powders.

Liquids and substances that are liposoluble and water-resistant such as oils, silicone, paraffin, vaseline, creams and talcum powders.

Sterilizing agent:

Hot air.

Mechanism of action:

Microbial death occurs as a consequence of energy transfer and oxidation mechanisms

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Methods for controlling the sterilization process

Factors affecting the efficacy of sterilization.

Resistance of microorganisms

Basic guidelines for disinfection and sterilization

Techniques for opening sterile packages