HTM 2010

HTM 2010 provides guidance on sterilisation processes. This includes the testing and validation of all types of steriliser used in the healthcare sector.

Document HTM 2010
Full Title Health Technical Memorandum 2010 – Sterilisation
Applies England
Sector Healthcare
Covers All types of Steriliser used in healthcare.
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About HTM 2010

HTM 2010 is an archived document with CFPP 01-01 now being applicable to the Acute Healthcare Sector and HTM 01-05 now being applicable to Primary Healthcare Sector.

The document focuses on sterilisation and the design, installation, operation and management of all types of sterilisers across several healthcare sectors.

HTM 2010 was first published in 1994 and was one of the definitive UK documents for decontamination within healthcare facilities until March 2013.

It is now used for information purposes and guidance that has not yet been transferred to CFPP.

Part 1: Management Policy

This document presents an introduction to HTM 2010. Types of sterilisers are elaborated on as well as guidance on legal and policy requirements.

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Part 2: Design Considerations

This document provides guidance on steriliser specifications and installation of new equipment on site. Specific requirements are provided for each steriliser type.

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Part 3: Validation and Verification

This document provides guidance and schedules for testing sterilisers. This includes commissioning, performance qualification (PQ) and subsequent periodic testing.

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Part 4: Operational Management

This document provides guidance on routine use and maintenance as well as advice on record keeping. Guidance on procedures for reporting faults, defects and accidents is also provided.

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Part 5: Good Practice Guide

This document provides guidance on pressure vessels, control of procedures and the use of log books. This document also contains a comprehensive bibliography.

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