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Accession Number:

AD1182676

Title:

Use of a Pressure Cooker to Achieve Sterilization for an Expeditionary Environment

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Report Date:

2020-06-05

Abstract:

Sterilization of medical and dental instruments in an expeditionary environment presents a myriad of logistical challenges to include portability, cost, and the need for adequate electrical power. The off-label use of pressure cookers to sterilize instruments presents a low-cost, easily procured option for sterilization in military prehospital settings. The objective of this project was to determine if sterility can be achieved using a commercially available pressure cooker.

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9

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0.26MB

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Approved For Public Release

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