Sterilization of foot care instruments: a review of the guidelines

Mujoomdar M, Nkansah E
Record ID 32011001240
Authors' recomendations: The Canadian guideline recommends sterilization of foot care instruments by dry heat, steam, or by chemical means. No specific information regarding which chemical sterilization procedure to use for foot care instruments was reported. Further information regarding the comparative effectiveness of chemical sterilization procedures may be helpful. The choice between sterilization approaches may depend on variety of factors including: the availability of sterilization equipment (e.g. autoclave), the time required for sterilization, the medical setting (i.e. community versus in-hospital), the sensitivity of the medical device to heat, the toxicity of a particular chemical, and the comparative costs of different sterilization approaches.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Disinfection
  • Equipment Contamination
  • Equipment Design
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
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