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

Published on 21 March 2024

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

Disclaimer: Documents published before 16 March 2020 were produced by Health Protection Scotland (HPS).