3. Equipment decontamination and disposal of PPE
Equipment decontamination and correct disposal of PPE is essential. Correct removal of PPE and post-procedural handwashing is paramount. Practices must consider the size of the X-ray equipment and also that some components may be sensitive to certain disinfectant agents. DR computer screens and image receptors can be damaged following prolonged exposure to certain cleaning agents. It is recommended that radiographer / RTs follow the guidance from the equipment manufacturer with regards to decontamination and cleaning. It is also important that X-ray unit is appropriate marked to indicate that it has been thoroughly cleaned following an examination and is once again ready for use.