[Comparative analysis of thermal disinfection with a washer-disinfector and pasteurization: anaesthesia and respiratory devices]
Record ID 32008100424
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?
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.
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- Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
- Equipment Contamination
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