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Literature review

Existing and emerging technologies used for the decontamination of the healthcare environment: Steam: Literature review and practice recommendations Version 3.0

Published on 18 November 2021

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

This literature review examines the available professional literature on the use of Steam Decontamination Systems in the healthcare setting.



This review uses a two person methodology to examine the extant professional literature regarding the use of steam systems for the decontamination of healthcare environments and provides a set of evidence based recommendations for practice.