What is the general principle behind using an autoclave? How does it work?
What is the advantage of using an autoclave (generates steam with high pressure and temperature) to sterilize surgical instruments rather than simply boiling them in water?
What are sterility indicators? Why must they be used?
Why is it important to use microbial control methods in the clinical setting?
List two examples of microbial control precautions that are used in the clinical setting and explain the purposes for which they are used?