Kan. Admin. Regs. § 69-15-18 - Cleaning methods prior to sterilization
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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69-15-18. Cleaning methods prior to sterilization. (a) Each practitioner shall clean all nonelectrical instruments prior to sterilizing by brushing or swabbing to remove foreign material or debris, rinsing, and then performing either of the following steps:
(1) Immersing them in detergent and water in an ultrasonic unit that operates at 40 to 60 hertz, followed by a thorough rinsing and wiping; or
(2) submerging and soaking them in a protein-dissolving detergent or enzyme cleaner, followed by a thorough rinsing and wiping.
(b) For all electrical instruments, each practitioner shall perform the following:
(1) First remove all foreign matter; and
(2) disinfect with an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity used according to manufacturer's instructions. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2702a and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-1946 and 65-1949; effective Aug. 22, 1997.)