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Decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care. Part D: washer-disinfectors

Welsh Health Technical Memorandum 01-01 Part D

Decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care. Part D: washer-disinfectors

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Welsh Health Technical Memorandum


Focuses on standards, guidance, operational requirements, and testing and validation protocols when using washer-disinfectors for decontamination within the acute care setting.


Supersedes WHTM 01-01 'Decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute wards. Part D: Washer-disinfectors' (NWSSP, 2018). This guidance is based on HTM 01-01 'Management and decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care. Part D: washer-disinfectors' (Department of Health, 2016).


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NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership provide advice to the Welsh Government on strategic issues and support to the NHS on the delivery of their operational plans.



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