What infection control procedures are required under MQSA?
Facilities must establish and follow a protocol for cleaning and disinfecting mammography equipment that has come in contact with blood or other body fluids or potentially infectious materials. MQSA inspectors will be looking for such a protocol or procedure that the facility is following. Although recording routine cleaning after each patient is not required, some type of log or chart is needed documenting that infection control procedures were performed each time the mammography equipment came into contact with blood or other potentially infectious agents. For additional guidance on this, refer to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030), any additional State and local regulations on this subject that may be applicable to the facility, and manufacturer's procedures specific to their equipment.