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The sterilisation standard in Australia is changing – is your health service ready?

AS/NZ 4187:2014 introduces important requirements which will pose a range of challenges for health services in Australia. To meet the requirements of the new standard by the December 2021 deadline, every health service organisation in Australia will need to make changes to their central sterile services department (CSSD).

Compliance with the new standard requires immediate planning and potentially significant capital expenditure. investment.

The requirements include adjustments to CSSD design, layout, floor space and equipment; ensuring water quality as well as staff training.

Compliance with the new standard requires immediate planning and potentially significant capital expenditure. investment.

The requirements include adjustments to CSSD design, layout, floor space and equipment; ensuring water quality as well as staff training.

While each health service will have unique challenges and required changes, the new standard sets out a consistent aim for all health services across Australia:

strive towards development of a state of the art processing facility in which the requisite infrastructure and necessary resources are available to undertake effective and safe reprocessing activities.

Want to know what to do to meet the new standard? Download our Transition to AS/NZS 4187:2014 guide.

For more information about the new standard, visit:

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Federation of Sterilizing Research and Advisory Councils of Australia (FRASCA)

Need advice on the best option for your health service? Our central sterile services department evaluation service can help.

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