Decontamination of Surgical Instruments and Other Medical Devices

Report of a Scottish Executive Health Department Working Group
February 2001

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Background
1.3 Decontamination practice

2. REVIEW OF CURRENT DECONTAMINATION PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE PREMISES
2.1 Aim and objectives
2.2 Methodology
2.3 Results
2.4 Conclusions

3. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
3.1 Discussion
3.2 Recommendations

APPENDICES
1 Membership of Working Group
2 Glossary of terms used in the report
3 Decontamination Standards and Guidance used in the Review
4 Membership of Review of Decontamination Practice Teams
5 Bibliography