Reprocessing Recommendations

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Cleaning, Cleaning Products,

Ultrasonic Cleaning

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

May be used to remove soil and organic material from hard-to clean accessories.

HICPAC, 2016

Not addressed.

AORN, 2016

Not addressed.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Not addressed.

APIC/JCR, 2017

Not addressed. Base protocols on current evidence-based recommendations.

CMS, 2016

Not addressed.

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Not addressed.

Guideline Details

Just as flexible endoscopes undergo regular cleaning, disinfection, and surveillance to mitigate the risk of cross contamination, the same should be done for equipment.