The industry currently is lacking sufficient guidance from regulatory bodies regarding the disinfection requirements for non-patient-contacting, noncritical medical devices or equipment. A more practical disinfection level is needed – one that represents the actual use and probable contamination of these products. Because not all noncritical devices fit into the same contamination level category, evaluating these devices under one umbrella has posed considerable challenges in terms of disinfection validations.
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Authors: Alpa Patel and Griffin D. Cammack