Ards Hospital, Newtownards - 04 August 2011 - Regulation and ...

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Ards Hospital, Newtownards - 04 August 2011 - Regulation and ...

have no dates of packaging or identification details present. The

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland guidelines

‘Infection Control in Anaesthesia’ states that single use resuscitation

equipment should be kept in a sealed package or should be

desterilised between patients according to manufacturer's instructions.

It also states that packaging should not be removed until the point of

use for infection control, identification and traceability in the case of a

manufacturer's recall and safety.

Recommendations

8. The trust and individual staff have a collective responsibility

to ensure that equipment is cleaned, stored correctly and in a

good state of repair.

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