Standard 3: Healthcare Associated Infection

Reprocessing of reusable medical devices

Criterion: Reprocessing of reusable medical devices

Reprocessing of reusable equipment, instruments and devices is consistent with relevant current national standards, and meets current best practice.

This criterion includes cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation of reusable medical devices, equipment and instrumentation used in the health service organisation.

Reprocessing of reusable medical devices, equipment and instruments should be consistent with the current edition of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare1, and meet current relevant national and international standards.

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References

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Top tips for safe health care. Sydney: ACSQHC; 2017 (accessed Sep 2017).