- Use single-use items if possible.
- Reusable non-invasive care equipment should be dedicated to the isolation room/cohort area and decontaminated prior to use on another patient Section 1.5. Safe Management of Care Equipment
- An increased frequency of decontamination should be considered for reusable non-invasive care equipment when used in isolation/cohort areas.
For how to decontaminate non-invasive reusable equipment see Appendix 7.
Note: Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) and Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service adopt practices that differ from those stated in the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual.