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<p class="Inside-first-paragraph-drop-cap">Once called “flash sterilization,” the practice of quickly sterilizing a surgical instrument and returning it to the sterile field now is called immediate-use steam sterilization (IUSS). Regardless of the name, it generally has been been discouraged if used as a substitute for lack of sufficient supplies or to save time for a non-emergency reason.</p>

Reducing Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization

‘We understood that this was not an acceptable rate’