WHTM 01-06 Guidance

WHTM 01-06 provides guidance on the decontamination of flexible endoscopes. This includes the testing and validation of flexible endoscope washer disinfectors.

Document WHTM 01-06
Full Title Welsh Health Technical Memorandum 01-06: Decontamination of flexible endoscopes.
Applies Wales
Sector Acute Healthcare
Covers Endoscope Washer Disinfectors
Status CURRENT PART RELEASED
 

About WHTM 01-06

WHTM 01-06 is a five-part document that replaces the guidance for the Acute Healthcare Sector previously found in HTM 2030.

WHTM 01-06 provides updated guidance in line with the corresponding EN Standards

Part A: Policy and management (2014 Edition)

This document provides the Welsh Government policy for endoscope decontamination. Guidance is also provided for management and handling of endoscopes.

Status: CURRENT
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Previous Versions: None

 

Part B: Design and installation (2014 Edition)

This document provides guidance on endoscope reprocessing unit design and installation.

Status: CURRENT
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Previous Versions: None

Part C: Operational management (2014 Edition)

This document provides guidance on roles and responsibilities and procurement of automated endoscope reprocessors.

Status: CURRENT
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Previous Versions: None

Part D: Testing methods (2014 Edition)

This document provides guidance on the test methods to be implemented from WHTM 01-06 and those contained within BS EN ISO 15883-4.

Status: CURRENT
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Previous Versions: None

Part E: Validation and verification

This document provides the maintenance requirements and periodic test schedules for endoscope washer-disinfectors.

Status: NOT YET RELEASED
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