Requirements for Construction or Reconstruction of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED): Part 10: Compressed air for reprocessing medical devices

Part 10: Compressed air for reprocessing medical devices

Authors: A. Jones (Coordinator), U. Beilenhoff, A. Carter, U. Haffke, M.-TH. Linner, S. Lutzenberger, M. Scherrer, M. Schick-Leisten, R. Stens, A. Wentzler, K. Wiese, Email: hbt@dgsv-ev.de


Introduction

Part 10 of the publication Requirements for Construction or Reconstruction of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED) focuses on compressed air for medical use, generally known simply as medical compressed air.

It describes issues related to the use of medical compressed air in a RUMED, including for endoscope reprocessing, drying medical devices after disinfection and testing medical devices.

The focus here is on medical compressed air produced in healthcare establishments, also known as on-site production.

The regulations listed here (e.g. standards, recommendations, guidelines and other legal, normative technical regulations), must always be applied in their currently valid version.

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