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Nursing & Health Sciences: Sterilisation

Rick Shultz - Surgical Resources - Lecturer Course Resource

eBooks - Sterilisation

Books in the Library - Sterilisation

Understanding Disinfection

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Online Videos - Sterilisation

Spaulding Classification

 

The Spaulding Classification stratifies the risk of infection transmission based on the patient tissue the device will contact during use.

The device classification determines the level of disinfection/sterilisation required.

https://www.nanosonics.com.au/infection-prevention/spaulding-classification
Used with permission of Nanosonics

Time Management - Sterilisation

Standards List - Infection Prevention & Control Guidelines

For best practice please go to the website to see the most recent list of recommended standards:

Infection prevention and control guidelines current Australian and New Zealand standards

Current Australian and New Zealand standards (2023)

AS ISO 31000 Risk management – Guidelines

AS/NZS IEC 31010:2020: Risk management – Risk assessment techniques

AS 1071 – Placement and presentation of hand hygiene materials in relation to the basin in healthcare settings

AS/NZS1715:2009 – Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory equipment

AS 23907 Sharps injury protection — Requirements and test methods — Sharps containers

AS/NZS 3825 Procedures and devices for the removal and disposal of scalpel blades from scalpel handles

AS/NZS 4261 Reusable containers for the collection of sharp items used in human and animal medical applications

AS/NZS 4261 AMDT 1 Reusable containers for the collection of sharp items used in human and animal medical applications

AS 3816 – Management of clinical and related wastes

AS/NZS 4146 – Laundry practice

AS/NZS 3733 – Textile floor coverings – cleaning

AS/NZS 4815 – Office-based health care facilities not involved in complex patient procedures and processes—Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of the associated environment

AS/NZS 4187 – Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations

ISO 17665-1:2006 – Sterilization of health care products

AS 1668.1 – The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings

AS 1668.2 – Mechanical ventilation in buildings

AS 1071 – Placement and presentation of hand hygiene materials in relation to the basin in healthcare settings

ISO 17664-1 – Processing of health care products

International standards (2023)

European Standard EN 1500 – hygienic handrub

European Standard CEN-EN 12791 – surgical hand disinfection

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Sterilisation

Websites - Sterlisation

RACGP - Royal Australian college of General Practitioners - Managing the area for reprocessing for reusable medical devices