A. Sterilization of equipment may be either by:
1. Dry heat at a temperature of 320 degrees Fahrenheit (160
degrees Centigrade) for at least 1 hour and preferably 2 hours;
2. Steam pressure sterilization (autoclave), approved by the
City Health Officer;
3. Needles must be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water
after each use. To prepare for sterilization each needle shall be
flushed with freshly distilled water and left distinctly moist, just before
being placed in the sterilizer. The tubes containing the needles shall
rest on their sides in the sterilizer to facilitate air removal and steam
intake to each tube and needle. Under these conditions the exposure
period is 30 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by drying for not
less than 15 minutes.
B. All needles and other instruments shall be kept in a closed
glass case while not in use.