Each strip is a sticker, provided with a upper half green colour & lower half blank to write.
Directons for Use of Steam Indicator Strips:
Do not handle the green portion to avoid staining.
Please use ball pen only when writing details.
Write place, date & type of sterilization equipment, you are using (Autoclave / Portable Pressure Cooker / Sterilizer) on Indicator Label.
Stick or place the Indicator Label on the upper portion of the dressing drum in case of autoclaving OR On the upper side portion of the upper rack in case of portable pressure sterilizer (Pressure Cooker).
For the first time do the sterilization as you are doing routinely. Note the time in minutes you had continued after required pressure built up.
After sterilization is completed allow the autoclave / pressure sterilizer to cool down.
Note the colour of the upper green portion of the Indicator if turned Black/Grey or not, if this has changed to Black/Grey colour, this indicates that the sterilization cycle was proper.
The autoclaving cycle should be followed in this manner - Start the autoclave with instruments & other items, allow the autoclave to reach the pressure 15 lbs/sq. inch visible from the gauge mounted on the lid. In case of portable pressure sterilizer a whistle will be heard then maintain the pressure for 25-30 minutes, switch off stove and allow cool down the sterilizer.
Please keep the labels in cool & dry place in the plastic bag provided till their use.