Keeping equipment clean and sterile
All waste should be disposed of into a lined pedal operated waste bin immediately after use. Waste should never be left on a trolley. All surfaces should be wiped down with sanitiser after each use. Methods of sterilisation and disinfection should be used for tools and equipment.
Disinfection – destroys some bacteria and organisms i.e. barbicide
Sterilisation – Destroys all bacteria and organisms i.e. an autoclave