The Guidelines for Disinfection Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities
MedSun: Newsletter #32, January 2009

By William A. Rutala PhD and David J. Weber
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Multiple studies in many countries have documented lack of compliance with established guidelines for disinfection and sterilization. Failure to comply with scientifically-based guidelines has led to numerous outbreaks. This guideline presents a pragmatic approach to the judicious selection and proper use of disinfection and sterilization processes; the approach is based on well-designed studies assessing the efficacy (through laboratory investigations) and effectiveness (through clinical studies) of disinfection and sterilization procedures

Additional Information:

The Guidelines for Disinfection Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities. Rutala, William; Weber, David. The Centers for Disease Control. 2008.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/guidelines/Disinfection_Nov_2008.pdf


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