P2 for Hospital Sterilizers: Table of Contents
Welcome to the Topic Hub™ for P2 for Hospital Sterilizers.
This primer is intended as a quick guide to the essential pollution prevention (P2) information on this subject. It is also a compilation of pertinent online resources.
Background and Overview
Summary of the hospital sterilizer EtO: its benefits, dangers and regulatory history and usage trends. Describes EtO's chemical properties.
Role of medical instrument disinfection and sterilization in hospitals, types of sterilization methods, including the use of ethylene oxide.
Reasons for Change
What are the advantages to a hospital to reduce ethylene oxide? What are the impacts of ethylene oxide emissions on human health and the environment?
What are the technologies and best practices that reduce ethylene oxide emissions and help put a hospital ahead of the curve relative to the new air regulations.
Glossary of Terms
Common terms used in links regarding the use of ethylene oxide as a hospital sterilizer.
Where to Go for P2 Help
National and regional contacts for technical assistance and more information about ethylene oxide pollution prevention strategies and the new area source rule regulating hospital use of ethylene oxide.
List of author(s), collaborators, and technical and editorial reviewers.
Complete List of Links
A complete list of P2 for Hospital Sterilizers URLs. They are categorized by resource type, and provide additional in-depth information on this topic.