Sterilisation and Decontamination resources

The central sterilising club is committed to raising standards of infection prevention & decontamination, please find links to useful resources. If you have access to resources you feel may be of benefit to members & non-members in this section please contact us.


Endoscopy

Top 10 tips on endoscope decontamination:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/372220/Endoscope_decontramination.pdf

 

Management and decontamination of flexible endoscopes (HTM 01-06):

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/530418/HTM0106_PartA.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/530420/HTM0106_PartB.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/530422/HTM0106_PartC.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/530419/HTM_0106_PartD.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/553303/HTM01-06_PartE.pdf

 

Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG):

https://www.thejag.org.uk/CMS/Page.aspx?PageId=53

 

Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) accreditation standards for endoscopy services:

https://www.thejag.org.uk/Downloads/Accreditation/JAG%20accreditation%20standards%20for%20endoscopy%20services.pdf

 

Duodenoscope Surveillance Sampling & Culturing – Reducing the risks of Infection:

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ReprocessingofReusableMedicalDevices/UCM597949.pdf

 

Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible GI endoscopes: 2016 update (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy):

https://www.asge.org/docs/default-source/importfiles/publications_and_products/practice_guidelines/doc-multisociety-guideline-on-reprocessing-flexible-gastrointestinal.pdf

 

Guidelines for safety in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit

https://www.asge.org/docs/default-source/education/practice_guidelines/doc-4a572112-29a4-4313-8ab8-b7801e8f84e2.pdf

 

World Gastroenterology Organisation/World Endoscopy Organization Global Guidelines

Endoscope disinfection—a resource-sensitive approach:

http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/UserFiles/file/guidelines/endoscope-disinfection-english-2011.pdf

 

British Society of Gastroenterology Guidance on Decontamination of Equipment for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: 2017 Edition:

https://www.bsg.org.uk/asset/F28EDCE3-11FC-45B7-B204D3034251D6B9

 

Surgical instruments

Top 10 tips on benchtop steam sterilizers:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/372222/Benchtop_sterilizers.pdf

 

Decontamination of surgical instruments (HTM 01-01):

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/536144/HTM0101PartA.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/545862/HTM0101PartB.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/545863/HTM0101PartC.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/545864/HTM0101PartD.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/545865/HTM0101PartE.pdf

 

Minimise transmission risk of CJD and vCJD in healthcare settings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-from-the-acdp-tse-risk-management-subgroup-formerly-tse-working-group

 

Dental

Decontamination in primary care dental practices (HTM 01-05):

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/170689/HTM_01-05_2013.pdf

 

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme Decontamination Into Practice:

http://www.sdcep.org.uk/published-guidance/decontamination/

 

Single use devices

Single-use medical devices: UK guidance on re-manufacturing:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534784/Remanufacture_SUD_guidance.pdf

 

Single-use medical devices: implications and consequences of reuse:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/403442/Single-use_medical_devices__implications_and_consequences_of_reuse.pdf

 

Governance

The Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449049/Code_of_practice_280715_acc.pdf

 

International

World Health Organisation

Decontamination and Reprocessing of Medical Devices for Health-care Facilities:

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/250232/1/9789241549851-eng.pdf?ua=1

 

CDC Disinfection and Sterilization:

https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/index.html

 

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008 (2017 updates):

https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/disinfection-guidelines.pdf

If you have access to resources you feel may be of benefit to members & non-members in this section please contact us.