SHTM 2010

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

Document SHTM 2010
Full Title Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 2010 – Sterilisation
Applies Scotland
Sector Healthcare
Covers All types of Steriliser used in healthcare.
Status ALL PARTS CURRENT
 

About SHTM 2010

SHTM 2010 assists personnel involved with the management, operation, maintenance and validation of clinical sterilisers.

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

SHTM 2010 is one of the definitive Scottish documents for decontamination within healthcare facilities.

Part 1: Management Policy Sterilisation

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

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Part 2: Design Considerations Sterilisation

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 Sterilisation

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 Sterilisation

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 Sterilisation

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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Part 6: Testing and Validation Protocols Sterilisation

This document provides guidance on log books and documenting operational and validation schedules.

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