Reprocessing of Medical Equipment
Under Review: No
Issued by Council: January 1, 2010
- A physician who uses reprocessed medical equipment in a non-hospital setting must ensure that procedures for the cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing of that equipment comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations and quality standards acceptable to the College.
- A physician must implement or follow all directions given by the Infection Prevention and Control Committee of the College.
- New FAQs surrounding IPAC General Standards (standards in effect as of June 15, 2016) (7/7/2016)
- Read the fine print. It’s no small matter with product labels. (7/3/2014)
- Why is the public calling the College? (4/2/2014)
- IPAC program summed up in 10 words: Alberta physicians continue to reprocess and are meeting best practices (10/4/2013)
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Program Resources
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