Publications & Guidance
Knowledge is Power – Keeping you up to date on the latest industry & market news. We’ve listed a series of links below where you will find useful information relevant to our market.
Hupfer Product Range
Specialist in Sterile Goods Logistics.
ParaSure PCD Range
Sterilisation & Cleaning Efficacy Testing Devices.
OneLife Enzymatic Detergents
Enzymatic detergents for use in CDU & EDU
Accessories for CSSD, Endoscopy & Theatre
Standards & Guidelines
Operational Management of EDUs
Health Service Executive Standards and Recommended Practices for Operational Management of Endoscope Decontamination Facilities
Testing in EDUs
HSE Standards and Recommended Practices for Commissioning, Validation and Testing in Endoscope Decontamination Facilities
HSE Standards and Recommended Practices for Endoscopy Reprocessing Units
Primary Care & Local Decontamination
Guidance for Application of Standards and Recommended Practices in Primary Care Local Decontamination Units
HSE Code of Practice for Dental LDU
Standards and Recommended Practices for Central Decontamination Unit
Recommended Best Practice for Use of RIMDs on trial / loan to/from other Hospitals and/or Companies / Suppliers
World Health Organisation
Decontamination and Reprocessing of Medical Devices for Healthcare Facilities
Irish Decontamination Institute
The Irish Association of Sterile Services Managers was established in 1989 and changed its name to Irish Decontamination Institute in January 2011. Its aim is to ensure its members are up to date with developments in sterile services and to network this information to hospital sterile service departments throughout Ireland.
World Forum for Hospital Sterile Services
The primary mission of WFHSS is to contribute ensuring that patients all around the world are treated with high-quality medical devices. A necessary condition for this is that infrastructure, materials, consumables, working methods and training of staff meet essential requirements. The indirect effect is the recognition of the CSSD as a fully-fledged, supportive and constructive department of the hospital.
HSE Standards and Recommended Practices for Facility Design and Equipping of EDUs QPSD-D-022-1
Health Service Executive Standards and Recommended Practices for Facility Design and Equipping of Endoscope Decontamination Units. The Standards and Recommended Practices are a guide to support the design and equipping of Endoscope Decontamination Units based on current legal requirements and professional best practice
Health Service Executive Guidance for Decontamination of Semi‐critical Ultrasound Probes; Semi‐invasive and Non‐invasive Ultrasound Probes
Guidance for Decontamination of Semi‐critical Ultrasound Probes is based on best available evidence and professional best practice. With kind permission this document has been adapted to the Irish Healthcare context, from Health Facilities Scotland’s Guidance Document for Decontamination of Ultrasound Probes published March 2016.