Our goal is to minimize amount and degree of processing personal exposure to this risk and provide processed surgical instruments that are clean: safe to handle, safe for patient care, are processed at the lowest cost, and have received the prerequisite for disinfecting surgical instruments and/or sterilizing surgical instruments. Hospitals hand wash surgical instruments with dried on or excessive debris when automated washing is not available.
The CDC Reported, CLEANING SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS BY HAND CAN LEAD TO INJURY AND INCREASED EXPOSURE TO HERPATITIS. THE CDC BELIEVES THAT AS MANY AS 18,000 HEALTH CARE WORKERS PER YEAR MAY BE INFECTED BY THE HBV, AND AS MANY AS 300 DEATHS MAY RESULT ANNUALLY.
Inherent in the manual decontamination process is power spraying, splashing, the creation of the contaminated aerosols and the potential for infectious punctured wounds. The handling of each individual device is time consuming, labor intensive, renders limited through-put and has high overhead costs. Exposure is contained when using Surgical Instrument Washers using Surgical Instrument Cleaners. Surgical Instrument Washers can safely contain within its chambers the washing action, removal of debris and contaminated aerosols. The batch treatment of devices by Surgical Instrument Washers saves time, increases material through-put, and provides for lower labor costs. It has been demonstrated that a properly designed surgical instrument washer will consistently and repeatedly remove all microorganisms. Worker safety or processing efficacy can be compromised by violating the manufacturer recommendations. Examples of such recommendations are: keeping working chambers closed during processing and the use of purified water final rinses. It is critical that devices are cleaned properly to secure the safety of workers in the clean area. During the steps of inspection, sorting and packaging of devices, the unprotected processing personnel are repeatedly at risk from a surgical instrument that has remained contaminated with microorganisms. Within the implementation of the Universal Decontamination Precautions, it is our goal to eliminate exposure or reduce risk whenever possible. The use of proper hand washing decontamination methods can render surgical instruments that are clean, but requires continual worker exposure to contaminated devises. The workers performance is influenced by skill level, knowledge and work load. This may impact the efficacy of the process. The use of a properly designed Surgical Instrument Washer eliminates and reduces overhead cost and provides consistence removal of all microorganisms. Once a surgical instrument is clean, it is then safe for further processing and handling. Proper cleaning is the prerequisite for disinfecting and/or sterilizing surgical instruments. Surgical Instrument Washers can render surgical instruments that, at the end of the cleaning process, are sterile. Enzyme Surgical Instrument Cleaners and four enzyme endoscope cleaners boost cleaning power. Lubricating with surgical instrument cleaners while cleaning speeds the cleaning process and renders the highest quality cleaning outcomes.
and Endoscope Cleaners boost reprocessing productivity.
ONE gallon of the enzyme surgical instrument cleaners and endoscope cleaners can deliver 512 gallons of cleaning power.