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 Webinar: Applying Resident and Family-Centred IPAC Principles in the Hospice Setting

This session will discuss how IPAC principles can be applied to maintain the focus of care on the resident and their families and friends, while embracing the unique care environment within hospice settings.

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Updated 22 Oct 2019