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Guidance - archived

Sterilization (SHTM 2010 ARCHIVED)

Published on 01 August 1999

From: Health Facilities Scotland

(Archived) Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 2010 Parts 1 to 6: ensure that sterilizers are operated in compliance with legislation/standards.



This series will assist managers and other personnel to ensure that sterilizers are operated safely and effectively and in compliance with existing and anticipated legislation and standards.

  • Part 1: Overview and Management Responsibilities
  • Part 2: Design considerations
  • Part 3: validation and verification
  • Part 4: Operational management
  • Part 5: Good practice guide
  • Part 6: Testing and validation protocols

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