Assessment of Neonatal Resuscitation Reprocessing Equipment Practices

Focus Areas: Newborn Health
Content Type: Reports
Author(s): PATH
Published: June 2015

Reusable neonatal resuscitation equipment must be reprocessed between uses to avoid infection. Reprocessing guidelines designed for neonatal resuscitation equipment in low-resource settings
include selected components of the following process: decontamination, disassembly, cleaning, sterilization/high-level disinfection, reassembly, function testing, and storage. Anecdotally, Helping Babies Breathe country implementers had observed inadequate reprocessing in health facilities. The objectives of this study were to identify the factors leading to inadequate reprocessing of resuscitation equipment in a low-resource setting

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