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    Office-based health care facilities - Reprocessing of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of the associated environment

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  06-04-2006

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Sets out procedures and process development which can be validated for the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in office-based health care facilities not involved in complex patient procedures and processes. Suitable for medical, surgical and allied health facilities and skin penetration establishments. May also be suitable for application to the instruments and equipment used exclusively on animals in veterinary practice. Does not apply to day surgical or day procedures centres or items that may be contaminated with prions capable of causing TSEs, e.g. Creutzfeldt-Jakob.

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    This Standard sets out procedures and process development which can be validated for the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in office-based health care facilities not involved in complex patient procedures and processes.The Standard is suitable for medical, dental and allied health facilities and skin penetration establishments. The Standard may also be suitable for application to the instruments and equipment used exclusively on animals in veterinary practice.The Standard does not apply to the reprocessing of items intended by the manufacturer for single use only.Goods such as dressings and bandages should be obtained sterile from commercial sources, ready for use. This Standard also encompasses the environmental conditions for sterility maintenance of both in-house produced and commercially supplied sterile items.Reference to AS/NZS 4187 is required for complex cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes, such as those involving anaesthetic equipment processing, endoscopy equipment processing and processes involving low temperature sterilizing systems. This Standard does not apply to day surgical or day procedures centres, and reference should be made to AS/NZS 4187.The Standard also does not apply to items that may be contaminated with prions capable of causing Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs), e.g. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). Reference should be made to the ‘Guidelines for the Prevention of Transmission of Infectious Diseases in the Health Care Setting’ for advice on reprocessing of these items. These ‘Guidelines for the Prevention of Transmission of Infectious Diseases in the Health Care Setting’ are available at www.icg.health.gov.au.

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    Committee HE-023
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published as AS/NZS 4815:2001.Second edition 2006. Originated as AS/NZS4815:2001 Second edition 2006.

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    AS 3789.2-1991 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions Theatre linen and pre-packs
    AS/NZS 3816:1998 Management of clinical and related wastes
    AS 2945(INT)-2002 Batch-type washer/disinfectors for health care facilities
    AS 2773.2-1999 Ultrasonic cleaners for health care facilities - Benchtop
    AS 2192-2002 Sterilizers - Steam - Downward-displacement
    AS 2182-1998 Sterilizers - Steam - Benchtop
    AS 2487-2002 Dry heat sterilizers
    AS/NZS 4146:2000 Laundry practice
    AS/NZS 4187:2003 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
    AS 4031-1992 Non-reusable containers for the collection of sharp medical items used in health care areas
    AS/NZS 4261:1994 Reusable containers for the collection of sharp items used in human and animal medical applications
    AS 1410-2003 Sterilizers - Steam - Pre-vacuum
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