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06 December 2018 - Category: Decontamination Cycle

The Final Stage in the Decontamination Process: Sterilisation

By Peter Branton

Unlike other methods of decontamination such as disinfecting, sterilisation is a process that completely removes all microorganisms, fungi, viruses and bacterial spores.

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17 October 2018 - Category: Decontamination Cycle

Classifying the Decontamination Process

By Peter Branton

Classifying the decontamination process provides guidance in practicing safe infection control measures in healthcare. Further to this, the Spaulding classification of medical devices divides items into one of the following 3 categories to describe what level of disinfection is appropriate.

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25 September 2018 - Category: Decontamination Cycle

Defining the Decontamination Process: Cleaning & Disinfection

By Peter Branton

Adhering to a decontamination process in healthcare is imperative for patient safety and ensuring risk of infection is abated.

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