Decontamination, Disinfection and Sterilization

Exposure to germs on medical instruments and surfaces in healthcare settings can lead to illness in both patients and healthcare professionals.

 

Appropriate disinfection and sterilization practices can help prevent healthcare-associated infections. All invasive procedures involve contact by a medical device or surgical instrument with a patient’s sterile tissue or mucous membranes. The level of disinfection or sterilization is dependent on the intended use of the object.

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