Canadian Best Practice Guidelines and Recommendations

For the reprocessing of ophthalmic medical devices, practitioners can consult the Standard for Canadian Medical Device Reprocessing (CAN/CSA-Z314-18). The Standard addresses the safe and effective reprocessing of medical devices and supplies. 1

The Standard clarifies that adequate device decontamination between procedures is mandatory to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and protect patients from potential infections. It defines decontamination as the process of cleaning followed by the inactivation of microorganisms to render an object safe for handling.

In addition, practitioners can also consult the best practice guidelines provided by the provincial and territorial government in the relevant Canadian jurisdiction.