Safe management of patient care equipment in an isolation room/cohort area

  • Use single-use items if possible
  • Reusable non-invasive care equipment should be dedicated to the isolation room/cohort area and decontaminated prior to use on another
  • An increased frequency of decontamination should be considered for reusable non-invasive care equipment when used in isolation/cohort
  • For how to decontaminate non-invasive reusable equipment see Appendix 7.

Manual contents

Chapter 1: Standard infection control precautions (SICPs)

Chapter 2: Transmission based precautions (TBPs)


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