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NHSScotland Guidance for Decontamination and testing of Cardiac Heater Cooler Units (HCUs). v1.0

Published on 28 March 2019

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Operational guidance for decontamination of Cardiac Heater Cooler Units



This guidance sets out the operational procedures covering decontamination of heater cooler units (HCU) used during cardiac surgeries, microbiological testing and associated actions based on water and air results