Hi Kim I was so surprised by this thread I had to finally deal with my password issues on hairtell (been years since I’ve signed in).
I’m from B.C. as well. I have a few questions for you.
Who told you the prestige was not acceptable?
Who told you any item in contact with blood has to be thrown out?
I wouldn’t believe this unless it was a health inspector and then I would question them about those two points and ask for an updated website link and a list of approved autoclaves for B.C.
Here is a bc link that show otherwise to what you were told.http://acao.ca/wp-content/uploads/articu...%20Appendix.pdf
See page 11 some examples of steam autoclaves are listed and prestige is one of them.
See page 15 that states steam sterilization is preferable over chemical sterilization.
See page 27 for a table for cleaning of electrolysis tools and items. It states tweezers are critical items if used on ingrowns and to sterilize them (not to dispose of them).
Good luck I hope this gets resolved for you.