Items’ risk to patients High risk(critical) items Intermediate risk (semi-critical) items Low risk (noncritical) items How to select disinfection and sterilization
Items’ risk to patients High risk(critical) items Items that reach the sterile tissues or organs( such as body cavities and the vascular system). Items: Surgical instruments, syringes Items should be sterilized before using How to select disinfection and sterilization
Items’ risk to patients High risk(critical) items Intermediate risk (semi-critical) items Items that do not enter sterile areas of the body but contact with mucous membranes or skin closely. Items: thermometer, ventilator tube HLD/ILD, Sterilization is preferred. How to select disinfection and sterilization
Items’ risk to patients High risk(critical) items Intermediate risk (semi-critical) items Low risk (noncritical) items Items that contact with intact skin, not mucous membranes Items: gown, sheet, blood pressure cuff LLD (in some cases, cleaning is acceptable) How to select disinfection and sterilization
Items’ risk to patients Characters of contaminated microorganisms 种类、数量、对消毒因子的敏感性 致病性芽胞、真菌孢子 — 灭菌、高水平消毒 致病性细菌、真菌、亲水病毒、支原体、衣原体 — 中水 平以上消毒 一般细菌和亲脂病毒 — 中水平和低水平消毒 How to select disinfection and sterilization
Items’ risk to patients Characters of contaminated microorganisms Characters of items 耐热、耐湿物品和器材，应首选压力蒸汽灭菌法 耐高温的玻璃器材、油剂类和干粉类可选用干热灭菌 怕热、忌湿和贵重物品，可选择甲醛或环氧乙烷气体 金属器械的浸泡灭菌，应选择腐蚀性小的灭菌剂 在进行物品表面消毒时，应考虑到表面性质 表面光滑 — 紫外线；多孔材料 — 喷雾 How to select disinfection and sterilization
Physical Methods High-Pressure Steam Sterilization Sterilization the most common and effective method Advantages: Highly effective; Rapid heating and rapid penetration of items; Nontoxic; Inexpensive; 用途 : 常用于 : 耐高温、耐高压、耐潮湿物品的灭菌 ---- 金属、玻璃、橡胶、搪瓷、敷料等 不能用于凡士林等油剂、滑石粉等粉剂的灭菌
Sterilization parameters Sterilization SterilizersPressureTemperatureTime 下排气式灭菌器 103kPa121ºC20-30 min 预真空灭菌器 205kPa132ºC5-10 min Physical Methods High-Pressure Steam Sterilization
Notes: Clean and dry items Package size ： 下排气式 30 ×30 × 25cm ；预真空式 30 ×30 × 50cm Arrange all packages in a way that allows the steam to circulate freely. Timing until the autoclave reaches the required temperature and pressure. Follow the instruction for operating the autoclave. Packs should NOT be pick out of the autoclave until dry. Label accurately with contents, date of processing and expiration and store in storage cabinet. Monitor the effectiveness of sterilization Sterilization
Monitoring the Effectiveness Indicatiors Mechanical indicators Chemical indicators Biological indicators
Mechanical Indicators These indicators, which are part of the autoclave or dry-heat oven itself, record and allow you to observe time, temperature, and/or pressure readings during the sterilization cycle. Indicators
Chemical Indicators Each pack must have external chemical indicators. Indicator strips will change color when temperature, time, and pressure has been achieved. Indicators
Biological Indicators 非致病性嗜热脂肪肝菌芽孢. If the bacterial spores have been killed after sterilization, you can assume that all microorganisms have been killed as well. Advantages: It directly measures the effectiveness of sterilization. Disadvantages: This indicator is not immediate. Bacterial culture results are needed before sterilization effectiveness can be determined. Indicators
Notes: Clean and dry all items to be sterilized. Package size ： 10cm×10cm×20cm. Organic items ： temperature no more than 170 ℃ Sterilization
Other Physical Methods Disinfection by Boiling Ultraviolet Light Radiation Microwave Disinfection High Level Disinfection
Boiling For items which are resistant to moisture and high temperature, such as mental, glass, rubber. High Level Disinfection Notes: Clean Open all hinged instruments and other items. Catheter should be filled with water. Make sure that all items are completely submerged because water must touch all surfaces. Once the water is in a rolling boil, start timing for 5- 15 minute. From this point on do not add or remove any water or items.
Notes: A 1-2% solution of sodium bicarbonate( 碳酸氢钠 ) rises the boiled temperature to 105 ℃ and helps to prevent corrosion of the instruments. The boiling point of water is affected by air pressure. Generally, every 300 meters is added, disinfection time should be prolonged for 2 minutes. Never leave boiled items in water that has stopped boiling; they can become contaminated as the water cools. High Level Disinfection
Air disinfection A 30W UV light for every 10 m 2 The effective distance ： ≤ 2 meters The radiation time ： 30-60 min. Object surface disinfection The effective distance: 25-60 cm The radiation time ： 20-30min. Fluid disinfection The fluid depth : ≤ 2 cm High Level Disinfection Ultraviolet (UV) Light Radiation The best anti-bacterial effect: 250-270nm.
Notes: Keep UV light clean: alcohol cotton twice a week. Effective condition: Temperature: 20-40 ºC Humidity: 40-60% Record radiation time after the UV light has been on for 5-7 minutes. When turned off, the light should be cooled off for 3-4 minutes before being turned on again Regularly check the output of the UV light Intensity≤ 70µW/cm 2, change the light. Time ≥ 1000 hours, change the light. Keep people off the room; cover eyes and skin if people couldn’t leave. High Level Disinfection
Microwave disinfection Uses: food, tableware, medication and some heat- tolerant non-metal instruments. High Level Disinfection Notes: Microwave is harmful to health, so avoid long term contact in small dose or large dose. Microwave can not penetrate metal, do not put objects in metal container. Water is a strong microwave absorbing medium, so wet wrapped item or put a glass of water in the microwave oven can enhance disinfection efficacy.
Chemical Methods Sterilant A chemical agent that can destroys all forms of microorganisms to achieve sterilization. Disinfectant A chemical agent that destroys most pathogens but may not kill bacterial spores.
Principles for Chemical Sterilization/Disinfection Before deciding to use a chemical method, consider whether a more appropriate physical method is available. Select appropriate disinfectant and method according to the characteristics of items and microorganisms Pay attention to the effective concentration of disinfectant and contact time Make sure the solution is still effective when you use a previously prepared solution or a new solution. Put it in a sterile container with a lid and mark the container with the preparation date and expiration date. Do not put gauze, cotton in disinfectant.
Principles for Chemical Sterilization/Disinfection Before deciding to use a chemical method, consider whether a more appropriate physical method is available. Select appropriate disinfectant and method according to the characteristics of items and microorganisms Pay attention to the effective concentration of disinfectant and contact time Clean, and dry all items to be sterilized /disinfected. Maintain enough contact time for items with disinfectant solution Rinse thoroughly with sterile/clean saline to remove the residue that is left on items. This residue is toxic to skin and to tissues.
Daily Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in Hospital Hospital environment Preventive disinfection and disinfection of epidemic focus Textiles and laundry Skin and mucous membrane Equipment, instruments/devices Waste and sewage
Environmental ： Air Disinfection CategoryIncludingMethods Ilaminar flow operation room, laminar flow ward and sterile pharmaceutical preparation room, et al. laminar flow II operation room, obstetrical ward ， infant room, premature infant room, protective isolation room, burn ward, ICU, et al. air disinfector IIIcommon ward, examination room, injection room, emergency room, et al. II methods ozone, ultraviolet light, and chemical solution IVcontagious wardII and III methods
Environmental ： Surface Disinfection Floor: If no obvious contamination, Wet cleaning. If contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms, use chemical disinfectants to mop or spay the floor. Wall: Do not need regular disinfection; if contaminated, use chemical disinfectants to spay or rub the wall. Object surfaces: Use clean cloth or cloth with disinfection solution to rub the surfaces bed, bedside tables, chair, doorknob, windows, door and urinal. If contaminated, use chemical disinfectant to spay or rub them, or use ultraviolet light.
Preventive Disinfection and Disinfection of Epidemic Focus Preventive disinfection Disinfection of epidemic focus Concurrent disinfection Terminal disinfection
Textiles and Laundry The textiles and laundry used by patients are sterilized by ethylene oxide, then washed and prepared for use. If there is no ethylene oxide sterilization room, use the following methods: wash and then disinfect patients’ cloth and sheet by high temperature; use ultraviolet light to disinfect blankets, pillows, bed mattress; wash and disinfect contagious patients’ and other patients’ textiles and laundry separately; wash and disinfect health care workers’ and patients’ textiles and laundry separately.
Skin and Mucous Membrane Skin and mucous membrane provide protective barrier to microorganisms. choose appropriate antiseptics according to patients’ skin and mucous membrane site, pathogenic microorganisms. Use 2% iodine tincture to disinfect skin, after dry deiodinize it with 75% alcohol. Use 0.5%-2% iodophor.
Surveillance Environmental air, object surfaces and HCW’s hands Equipment, instruments/devices Disinfection solution High pressure sterilization and ultraviolet light Dishware and eating utensils Sanitary utensils Drink water Textiles and laundry, medical waste Waste