HFS publish decontamination guidance

13 November 2018

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Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) has published the first release of the best practice guidance SHTM 01-01: 2018. This is a seven part series titled ‘Decontamination of medical devices in a Central Decontamination Unit’.

The SHTM 01-01: 2018 series comprises of seven parts as follows:

  • management
  • test equipment/methods
  • sterilization by steam
  • automated cleaning and disinfection equipment
  • sterilization by hydrogen peroxide or ethylene oxide
  • inspect, assemble and package
  • GUID 5017 supplement – guidance for service users

The series is available on the HFS publications page and can be accessed on the HFS website

Source: HFS, 6 November 2018