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Sustainability, training, automation, and patient safety were among the hot topics discussed at the Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) annual conference. Top experts gave their views on the challenges ahead and key areas that must be addressed to ensure safe, efficient and sustainable sterile services.

The IDSc’s first face-to-face annual conference since the pandemic, brought together top experts at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to discuss the latest issues in decontamination. High on the agenda included: training and apprenticeships, decontamination of robotic instruments, sustainability, medical devices regulations, reducing costs through inventory management, patient risks relating to ultrasound probes, vaporised hydrogen peroxide, and much more…

A range of industry experts spoke to The Clinical Services Journal, during the event, to share their views on some of the key topics in decontamination. They discussed how the sector is changing, the challenges facing the sector, and how we can drive improvement to ensure patient safety, at all times. This article provides an overview of the themes that proved to be topical at the event – throughout the conference programme and during exclusive interviews with CSJ’s editor.1,2

Calls to raise awareness of career paths in decontamination

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