In December 2014, the long awaited AS/NZ 4187:2014 – Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organizations was released. The standard, was prepared by a joint technical committee HE-023, and now supersedes AS/NZS 4187:2003.
The objective of the Standard is to ensure that Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) that are reprocessed by Health Service Organisations (HSOs) are adequately cleaned, disinfected and/or sterilized to protect patients.
The standard recognises the important role compliant water quality plays in achieving this objective. Table 7.2 – Water Quality Used for Processing RMDs documents the required analysis and their maximum concentration levels.
What's inside this EnviroMail?
- AS/NZS 4187:2014 Table 7.2 – Water Quality Used for Processing RMDS
- ALS Package Information
- Bacterial Endotoxins
- Gel-Clot Method (ALS Method Code PM0029)
- Turbidimetric Method (ALS Method Code MW041 – Preferred test method)
- Sample Preservation & Transport