• Decontamination is the process of freeing a person, object or environment from a foreign (contaminating) substance, which could be micro-organisms, blood or other body fluid. What is Decontamination?

  • Patients deserve to be treated in a safe, clean environment with consistently good standards of care every time that they receive treatment. It is essential that the risk of person-to-person transmission of infections within the dental surgery is as low as possible. Purpose

  • HTM 01-05 is the key document concerning decontamination in primary care dental practices. Sterilisation, disinfection, autoclave (steam steriliser), validation and HCAI are important terms in decontamination. Definitions

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