Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Acupuncture
(1999; 35 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
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View the documentAcknowledgements
Open this folder and view contentsIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsSection I: Basic training in acupuncture
Open this folder and view contentsSection II: Safety in acupuncture
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View the document1. Sterilization of acupuncture needles and equipment
View the document2. Methods of sterilization
View the document3. Disinfection
View the document4. Maintenance
View the documentAnnex I: List of participants
 

1. Sterilization of acupuncture needles and equipment

Sterilization is defined as the destruction of all microbes, including bacterial spores (Bacillus subtilis, Clostridium tetani, etc.). High-level disinfection is defined as the destruction of all microbes, but spores may survive if initially present in large numbers.

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