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Updated decontamination advice notes from SHTG

The Scottish Health Technology Group (SHTG) within Healthcare Improvement Scotland has recently published updates to two advice statements that are relevant to decontamination in dental practice.  These relate to types of steam sterilzer and storage of dental instruments that have been sterilized unwrapped.  For both of these, SHTG did not identify any evidence that indicates…

New SDCEP Decontamination Guidance

SDCEP recently updated its ‘Decontamination Into Practice’ guidance. A second edition of ‘Cleaning of Dental Instruments’ has been published which reflects recent changes to requirements within dental practice such as the need for a separate LDU and use of a washer disinfector as standard. SDCEP has also added a new part entitled ‘Managing Decontamination in…