[Comparative analysis of thermal disinfection with a washer-disinfector and pasteurization: anaesthesia and respiratory devices]

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Record ID 32008100424
Authors' objectives:

This technical brief aims to answer two assessment questions: (1) What is the effectiveness of the thermal-disinfection cycle in a washer-disinfector compared with that of pasteurization for reprocessing anesthesia and respiratory devices?
(2) What are the economic implications of using these two procedures?

Authors' recommendations: In light of the scientific literature, AETMIS finds that thermal disinfection in a washer-disinfector that complies with the requirements of ISO 15883 or CSA-Z15883 and that fits the description provided in CSA-Z314.8-08 is equivalent to conventional pasteurization and is effective for reprocessing anesthesia and respiratory devices.
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 and Supplies, Hospital
  • Equipment Contamination
Organisation Name: Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé
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Contact Name: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Contact Email: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Copyright: Agence d'Evaluation des Technologies et des Modes d'Intervention en Sante (AETMIS)
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