Masks and valves:
“These valves, such as those from Hans Rudolph….are heat sensitive to temperatures above 40 degrees C and are damaged by prolonged exposure to hypocholorite solutions. Dismantling, washing in hand-hot soapy water, rinsing and drying should be sufficient to ensure adequate cleaning and disinfection.”
“In practice, disinfection at the end of each day, rather than between each patient, should be sufficient. Both internal and external surfaces of the tubing should be decontaminated.” Wash in hand-hot soapy water, rinse and dry.
Headgear and chest straps:
“These should be cleaned between patients using alcohol-impregnated wipes and by wiping the outside surface of the equipment.”
Additionally, “Treadmills and cycle ergometers should be wiped down at the end of each testing session.”
Kendrick AH, et al. Infection control of lung function equipment: a practical approach. Respiratory Medicine (2003) 97, 1163-1179