Surgical Instrument Cleaners Enzymes are effective and they are costly. Manufacturers usually recommend that Enzyme Surgical Instrument Cleaners should be discarded after each use as these products are not microbicidal and will not retard microbial growth. Some manufactures of "combination" or all-in-one Surgical Instrument Cleaner include a bacteriostatic agent which will prevent the growth of microorganisms. Some detergent complexes contain antimicrobial-microbicidal substances. Although these Surgical Instrument Cleaners do not replace disinfection they are designed to reduce the risk of infection to reprocessing personnel by rendering instruments that are clean and safe to handle. The cleaning function efficacy of enzyme Surgical Instrument Cleaners is determined by the ratio of enzymes to bioburden. The higher the proportion of enzymes the higher the efficacy. As a result, if the Surgical Instrument Cleaners become laden with bioburden from previous cleaning, the efficacy of the enzyme Surgical Instrument Cleaners is lower. Optimal Temperatures for Surgical Instrument Cleaners and Endoscope Cleaners Enzyme Cleaning Concentrates Enzyme Surgical Instrument Cleaners function more effectively at temperatures above room temperature. The optimal range begins as > 22C - 72°F with performance reaching it's peak at 58.3C - 137F. This is often referred to as the optimal temperature for the performance or activity of enzymatic action. The activity of Surgical Instrument Cleaners enzymes does not stop at higher temperatures but the level of performance does begin to decrease. Enzyme cleaning concentrates enzyme-detergents and all-in-one Surgical Instrument Cleaners, which include enzymes, should be used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and the recommendations of the medical devices being cleaned. Pathological prions when cleaning surgical instruments and creutzfeldt-jakob disease approach is the same if the presence of pathological prions (including the prions of vCJD Creutzfeld-Jakob disease) is suspected, however attention to detail is more important. It has been long known, that prions are unusually resistant to disinfection and sterilization by physical and chemical methods in common use for decontamination of infectious pathogens. It is a difficult task to gain a consensus opinion on what constitutes optimal and practical conditions for decontamination of prions. Numerous studies have been conducted, but they do not reflect the reprocessing procedures for surgery instruments in a clinical setting which are critical for iatrogenic transmission. The most common practice believes that the only completely safe way to prevent transmission of vCJD is to use single-use surgery instruments. Because of the pervasive distribution of these infectious proteins and the long incubation time of the disease, reprocessing of surgery instruments and scopes has been identified as a risk factor for nosocomial transmission of vCJD. Research has shown that the agent of the vCJD disease, an infectious prion protein, is extremely resistant to today’s sterilization methods; therefore, the argument, “It does not matter if instruments are 100 percent clean, as they will be sterilized,” is definitely no longer valid. Today, we understand the washing process is fully as important as the sterilization process. Today’s standard washing processes require increasingly sophisticated Surgical Instrument Cleaners. Detergents, which are used in these processes, can be mild, with a neutral pH, or they may be more aggressive, with values in the alkaline range of the pH scale. A number of hospitals and surgery centers are effectively using neutral pH combination enzymatic-detergent Surgical Instrument Cleaner for reprocessing surgery instruments and scopes. The combination enzyme-detergent cleaners provide optimal cleaning as well as the highest possible level of care for surgery instruments and scopes.
and Endoscope Cleaners boost reprocessing productivity.
ONE gallon of the enzyme surgical instrument cleaners and endoscope cleaners can deliver 512 gallons of cleaning power.