Please can you help with advice on how long we need to keep FP17DC forms and print out from Washer disinfector and autoclave?
I thought it was 11 years unless stored on the computer, then its forever??
From the IPS infection control audit – this is three years – we usually keep ours for up to four years just to be sure.
Forms if they have patient info on them then should be kept with patient records.
Autoclave and washer disinfector print outs have always been three years. (It may have changed to 2 not sure) but we still keep for 3 years