Reprocessing

Reprocessing is the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical equipment/devices in health care and personal service settings. Following reprocessing guidelines and proper procedures reduces the spread of bacterial infection through reusable equipment and devices. We provide local public health units with advice and consultations.

Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Equipment/Devices In All Health Care Settings, 3rd edition

This best practice document is intended for health care providers to ensure that the critical elements and methods of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization are incorporated into health care facility procedures. The document describes essential elements and methods in the safe handling, monitoring and auditing, transportation and biological decontamination of contaminated medical equipment/devices.

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PHO Grand Rounds: The 2020-21 Influenza Season - Hope for the best, plan for the worst (Repeat presentation)

Very little influenza circulated in the Southern Hemisphere during the 2020 respiratory virus season, potentially due to measures to control COVID-19. It is possible that little influenza will circulate in the Northern Hemisphere as well, however it is important to plan for possible co-circulation of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory viruses. 

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Updated 22 Oct 2019