Safe Cleaning and Disinfection of Ventilators: ECRI's Recommendations
October 6, 2021 | Evaluations & Guidance
Ventilator vendors are inconsistent in their recommendations for preventing cross-contamination between patients. For example:
Some vendors—but not all—explicitly recommend that, after every patient, facilities perform high-level disinfection on the exhalation valve and any other components that are in the path of exhaled gases.
Some vendors provide detailed cleaning and disinfecting information but make...