Literature Review and Practice Recommendations: Existing and emerging technologies used for decontamination of the healthcare environment - Steam

Publication Date: 16 December 2016

This literature review aims to review the evidence base for using steam for decontamination of the healthcare environment.

Objectives

  • To provide a generic description of steam decontamination systems, including the proposed or actual mechanism of action and the procedure for use.
  • To assess the scientific evidence for effectiveness of steam decontamination systems.
  • To explore practical and safety considerations related to the use of steam decontamination systems.
  • To explore the costs associated with steam decontamination systems.
  • To produce a concise evidence summary for steam to assist the Equipment and Environmental Decontamination Steering Expert Advisory Group in making practical recommendations on the use of steam decontamination systems for NHSScotland.

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Literature Review