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

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