What is the maximum temperature and humidity for storage of sterile supplies?
Also question is, how long can sterile wrapped items be safely stored?
Likewise, what is the temperature in decontamination? Work areas should be between 20°C and 23°C (68°F and 73°F). Because of the need to wear PPE, temperature in the decontamination area should be between 16°C and 18°C (60°F and 65°F). SPD should receive the same housekeeping procedures as the operating room to ensure a high level of cleanliness at all times.
Moreover, what factors affect shelf life in sterile processing?
Shelf-Life: "The shelf-life of a packaged sterile item is event-related and depends on the quality of the wrapper material, the storage conditions, the conditions during transport, and the amount of handling.
What determines the shelf life of a sterilized item?
Many factors determine whether event- or time-related shelf life should be followed. Well designed experimental studies into shelf life of sterilized items are lacking, with some small studies indicating that items can remain sterile for 12 to 24 months.