AAMI ST24 1999 Edition, January 1, 1999
Automatic, general purpose ethylene oxide sterilizers and ethylene oxide sterilant sources intended for use in health care facilities
Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , 2013
Additional Comments: FDA RECOGNIZED
This standard applies to automatic, general-purpose ethylene oxide (EO) sterilizers and EO sterilant sources that are intended for use in hospitals and other health care facilities.
NOTE—For purposes of this standard, "health care facilities" means hospitals, nursing homes, extended-care facilities, freestanding surgical centers, clinics, and medical and dental offices. For convenience, the term "hospital" is sometimes used in this recommended practice; in all instances, this term should be taken to encompass all other health care facilities.