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.


Top 10 tips on endoscope decontamination:


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


Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG):


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


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


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


Guidelines for safety in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit


World Gastroenterology Organisation/World Endoscopy Organization Global Guidelines

Endoscope disinfection—a resource-sensitive approach:


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


Surgical instruments

Top 10 tips on benchtop steam sterilizers:


Decontamination of surgical instruments (HTM 01-01):


Minimise transmission risk of CJD and vCJD in healthcare settings:



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


Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme Decontamination Into Practice:


Single use devices

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


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



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



World Health Organisation

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


CDC Disinfection and Sterilization:


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

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