Autoclave instrumentation


Is it industry standard to list the calibration record of autoclave and instrumentation of the autoclave during annual revalidation?

The instrument calibration should be recorded in the original autoclave IQ/OQ documentation. Typically requalification is the challenge of the autoclave load(s) sterilization with TC and BIs. You may want to include a step prior to starting your challenge testing where you verify that all of the associated calibrated instruments are in current calibration.

Not only ‘you might want to verify calibration’, but you must calibrate just prior to revalidation or the reval is a bit pointless. A post validation, calibration should be verified to show that nothing changed to autoclave or equipment during validation. Russ

it is necessary to do post verification after each run