Sterilization process and its various methods in first aid treatment-“First Aid”

Sterilization Process and its various Methods

It is the process of destroying all microorganisms. In first aid gauze, cotton wool, syringes, needles, and instruments have to be sterilized before use, so as to prevent wound infection.

Various methods of sterilization for different articles are as shown in the following table.

Article                                              Method

Syringes              –                          Boiling for 15 minutes. Autoclaving

Gauze and cotton         –              Autoclaving

Metallic instruments –              Boiling for 15 minutes



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