Chuck Fishelson is a sterilizers expert, and with the high risk of infections in the world today, why wouldn’t you trust your sterilization needs to an expert? Chuck first joined Sterilizers.com, a leading industry expert, in 1995 and still serves as their Vice President today.

In this episode Chuck and host Kimberly Henrie discuss nine questions you need to ask before choosing a sterilizer. This sterilizer is aimed at anyone looking at buying a new sterilizer or autoclave, with valuable information for everyone to consider regardless of their practice or industry. (more…)

Maintain a SterilizerIn our first article, we told you how to know if your sterilizer is working properly. Now we are going to take a closer look at sterilizer maintenance and cleaning. There are many federal, state, and private companies involved in monitoring the safety of sterilizers and autoclaves.

Regularly maintaining and calibrating your equipment will ensure that you’re compliant with all rules, regulations, and best practices in the industry. In this article, you will learn how to maintain a sterilizer and keep it fully operational. (more…)

how to choose a sterilizerSterilization is useful in many situations, sometimes unexpectedly. During the 2001 anthrax scare our company, and many others in the industry, stepped in to help the government sterilize the federal mail (http://www.nytimes.com/). This business is all about keeping people safe and healthy. That’s why it’s important to know how to choose a sterilizer that meets industry requirements.

If you reuse the same equipment or instruments, you know that you need a sterilizer to kill bacteria and create a sterile environment. Choosing the right sterilizer can seem challenging when you consider that dentists, orthodontists, medical doctors, veterinarians, lab technicians, tattoo artists, body piercers, nail salons, and spas all have different sterilization needs. In the last two articles, we told you how to verify that your sterilizer works and how to choose the right sterilizer for the job. In this article, we will show you how to choose a sterilizer that will work for you. (more…)

Thumb-ChuckCharles Fishelson is a sterilizers expert, and with the high risk of infections in the world today, why wouldn’t you trust your sterilization needs to an expert? Charles first joined Sterilizers.com, a leading industry expert, in 1995 and still serves as their Vice President today.

In this episode Charles and host Kimberly Henrie recap past topics, such as how important it is to use the correct sterilizer, what can happen if you don’t, and the different types of sterilizers, to segue into the topic for this podcast, which is selecting the right sterilizer for you. (more…)

history of sterilization equipmentThe history of sterilization equipment dates back to the 1680s, however sterilizers did not become popular for practical use until the mid 1800s. Scientists like Louis Pasteur used sterilizers to perform experiments and understand fundamental chemical processes (http://dwb.unl.edu).

If you work in an environment with potentially hazardous biological substances, it’s important to understand the basic principles behind the sterilization process. So, let’s start at the beginning! (more…)

Thumb-ChuckSterilizer expert Charles Fishelson first joined Sterilizers.com, an industry leader, in 1995 and still serves as their Vice President today. With the high risk of infection that humans face today, why would you trust anyone besides an expert?

In this episode Charles and host Kimberly Henrie discuss the history of sterilizers and autoclaves. They begin with the fact that sterilizers and autoclaves were first being used in the late 1600s, but didn’t become popular until nearly 200 years later! (more…)

Thumb-ChuckCharles Fishelson is a sterilizers expert, and with the high risk of infections in the world today, why wouldn’t you trust your sterilization needs to an expert? Charles first joined Sterilizers.com, a leading industry expert, in 1995 and still serves as their Vice President today.

In this episode Charles and host Kimberly Henrie discuss how to tell if your sterilizers and autoclaves are working correctly. The two waste no time and begin by talking about an article about someone who contracted a disease during a dentist appointment. Tune in now to hear Charles’ thoughts on that! (more…)

how do I know my sterilizer worksA few months ago, there was a scare in Oklahoma where over 7,000 patients had to be tested for HIV and Hepatitis due to improper sterilization procedures at a dental clinic (http://www.nypost.com). Thankfully, events like these are rare, but it really shows the importance of following an effective sterilization procedure.

Terrible events like these may leave you asking yourself, “How do I know my sterilizer works?” We understand how important this question is to you.

If you’re a doctor, dentist, laboratory technician or even a tattoo artist, you want to maintain a safe work environment. When dealing with potentially hazardous biological substances, you want to be sure that your sterilization procedures are effective. (more…)

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