All reusable equipment and instruments that are used in a skin penetration procedure must be cleaned and sterilised in a process that can be validated (the sterilising process can be checked) before they can be reused.
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Sterilisation of reusable equipment and instruments needs to be carried out in a separate reprocessing area, and in a way that minimises recontamination. A suggested layout is provided below
Figure 1: Suggested sterilisation area layout (AS/NZS 4815:2006)