Management and decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care: Part B Common elements
Health technical memorandum HTM 01-01
- Corporate Author:
- Great Britain Department of Health
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
Health technical memorandum HTM 01-01 offers best practice guidance on the whole decontamination cycle including the management and decontamination of surgical instruments used in acute care. Part B covers common elements that apply to all methods of surgical instrument reprocessing such as: test equipment and materials; design and pre-purchase considerations; validation and verification. The technical concepts are based on European (EN), International (ISO) and British (BS) Standards used alongside policy and broad guidance. In addition to the prevention of transmission of conventional pathogens, precautionary policies in respect of human prion diseases including variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) are clearly stated. Advice is also given on surgical instrument management related to surgical care efficiencies and contingency against perioperative non-availability of instruments.
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