Ten Tips for Cleaning and Disinfecting Shared Medical Equipment. 1) Make a list of all the medical equipment that will be shared between healthcare personnel. 2) Assign cleaning and disinfection duty to staff who will keep your policy in mind while performing the task. 3) Communicate all administrative decisions to staff members both orally and in writing.
To prevent the spread of infection and disease, medical equipment must be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized before it can be used again. Sterilization will cause the equipment to be free from all sorts of bacteria and viruses. Equipment such as gloves and needles are disposable but it is not financially feasible to dispose of more expensive medical equipment between uses. This is where sterilization comes in. In this article, we will walk you through a step by step procedure of sterilizing medical equipment.