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: What Public Health Ontario’s new document “Recommendations for the Prevention, Detection and Management of Occupational Contact Dermatitis in Health Care Settings” can add to EOH and IPAC best practices

This session will summarize a series of evidence-based recommendations for the prevention, early detection and management of occupational contact dermatitis in HCWs, through an interactive and engaging presentation.

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Updated 8 April 2019