Reprocessing Recommendations

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HLD & Sterilization,

Disinfection Time & Temperature

This page includes summaries that should not be used to create policies and procedures. Please refer to the original source documents for exact language. Links can be found here.

Multisociety, 2016

Varies by disinfectant. Adhere to the FDA-cleared label claims, or to evidence-based guidelines by multiple professional societies.

HICPAC, 2016

Follow manufacturer's IFUs.

AORN, 2016

Follow manufacturer's IFUs.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Follow manufacturer's IFUs.

APIC/JCR, 2017

Follow manufacturer's IFUs.

CMS, 2016

Refer to endoscope manufacturer's IFUs.

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Refer to endoscope manufacturer's IFUs.

Guideline Details

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