Update: Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization

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Be sure to check out our newest content: Our Cleaning chapter has been updated to reflect the latest regulations and standards, including AAMI ST79, which covers steam sterilization.

Authors Chetan Jinadatha and Angelia Bridges cover the fundamentals of cleaning and sterilizing critical, semicritical, and noncritical items and surfaces, while also examining promising technologies like ultraviolet light rooms, hydrogen peroxide systems, and copper surface technology. They also explore the intricacies of proper cleaning and sterilization in dealing with toxic anterior segment syndrome, human papillomavirus, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and endoscope reprocessing.

The ATO continues to support concurrent review and updates of important chapters based on infection prevention trends and issues, as well as developing new chapters. Other recent chapter updates include:

Future updates will include:

  • Intravascular Device Infections
  • Clostridium difficile Infection and Pseudomembranous Colitis

APIC is excited to hear your thoughts about the revised chapter, as well as the entire ATO platform. Your views are critical to APIC’s success in providing the resources that you need to flourish as an IP. Please email us with any feedback at text@apic.org.


Patti G. Grota, PhD, RN, CNS-M-S, CIC, FAPIC