Why use process challenge devices for infection control?

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Sychem offers a variety of process challenge devices to meet your infection control requirements

A process challenge device is required in order to confirm that a sterilisation or decontamination process has been effectively performed.

In healthcare facilities, sterile service department confidence in the sterilisation process is of ultimate importance to the hospital as the departments’ work can greatly affect patient’s safety and the staff who care for them. Whilst the Health Technical Memorandum offers guidance and regulatory compliance on what should be done, choosing the right products to monitor the sterilisation and decontamination processes is up to the department and the facilities Authorised Engineer in Decontamination (AED).

The process challenge device is used to provide a challenge to the sterilization and decontamination processes that are equal to or greater than the challenge posed by the most difficult item routinely processed through the equipment. PCD’s are another step-in ensuring decontamination equipment is working correctly and assists the department by allowing its users to quantify that the equipment is working correctly and within specifications.

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