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The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists issued revised Standards for the decontamination of instruments in March 2009. The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Standards were released in June 2010.

The recommendations of both bodies state that a mechanical process of cleaning (ie washer disinfector) is preferred to manual cleaning and that sterilization must be carried out in a suitable steam or vacuum autoclave suited to the task at hand. The equipment must be maintained and validated to ensure effectiveness. At the very least, clinicians are required to undertake steam sterilization as the method of sterilization within the decontamination process. The recommended cycle is 134°C-137°C.

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