WHTM 01-01 Guidance

WHTM 01-01 provides guidance on the management and decontamination of surgical instruments within the acute healthcare sector. This includes the testing and validation of ultrasonic cleaners, washer disinfectors and steam sterilisers.

Document WHTM 01-01
Full Title Welsh Health Technical Memorandum 01-01: Decontamination of medical devices within acute services
Applies Wales
Sector Acute Healthcare
Covers Ultrasonic Cleaners, Washer Disinfectors and Steam Sterilisers used in acute healthcare.
Status CURRENT PART RELEASED
 

About WHTM 01-01

WHTM 01-01 is a five-part document that replaces the guidance for the Acute Healthcare Sector previously found in HTM 2010 and HTM 2030.

WHTM 01-01 provides updated guidance in line with the corresponding EN Standards

Part A: Management and environment (2013 Edition)

This document provides guidance on the structure of the documents contained within the WHTM 01-01 series. This includes regulatory framework, roles and responsibilities, local reprocessing and instrument management.

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Part B: Common elements (2013 Edition)

This document provides information regarding common elements to processing reusable surgical instruments. Topics such as test equipment, machine design and purchase recommendations are covered, as well as common elements within validation and verification.

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Part C: Steam sterilisation and steam for sterilisation (2013 Edition)

This document provides specific guidance on steam sterilisation, periodic testing and methods of test.

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Part D: Washer-Disinfectors (2013 Edition)

This document provides specific guidance on washer-disinfectors, periodic testing and methods of test.

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Part E: Alternatives to steam for the sterilisation of reusable medical devices (2013 Edition)

This document provides specific guidance on non-steam, low temperature sterilisation processes.

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