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Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization In All Health Care Settings

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PIDAC | Research Highlights This document was developed by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) and reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This document is intended for health care providers to ensure that the critical elements and methods of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization are incorporated into health care facility procedures. The document describes essential elements and methods in the safe handling, transportation and biological decontamination of contaminated medical equipment / devices. The best practices for reprocessing medical equipment set out in this document should be practiced in all settings where care is provided, across the continuum of health care. This includes settings where emergency care is provided, hospitals, long-term care homes, outpatient clinics, community health centers and clinics, physician offices, dental offices, offices of allied health professionals, public health and home health care.

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