MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) updates device decontamination protocols:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has updated a section of its "Sterilisation, disinfection and cleaning of medical equipment: Guidance on decontamination" manual. The new 37-page second section of the 119-page, three-part document replaces policy set in 1996, and is concerned with protocols for device decontamination, involving cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation processes required prior to clinical re-use and repair, service or investigation. The guidance is produced the MHRA's Microbiology Advisory Committee.
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