ONEcleaner surgical instrument cleaning solutions lubricate surgical instruments, clean rapidly, clean residue free, and cut cleaning costs.
ONEcleaners lubricate surgical instruments during every cleaning cycle treatment. The lubricant is nontoxic, water soluble, neutral pH, phosphate free, and biodegradable.
AORN Recommendations for lubricating surgical instruments state that professionals responsible for the care and maintenance of surgical instruments often overlook the significance of selecting the appropriate lubricant for processing hand-held, non-powered surgical instruments. A surgical instrument lubricant is a valuable tool and an important variable in the instrument care process.
When carefully selected, lubricants can do much more than reduce friction and wear; they can lengthen the useful life of an instrument. Lubricants for medical equipment and invasive surgeries have obvious health and safety requirements. For example, hygiene and environmental regulations require lubricants to be discreet, non-toxic and effective. The use of an inappropriate lubricant can lead to inadequate sterilization of surgical instruments and can ultimately affect surgical outcomes.
Reusable surgical instruments constitute a significant investment for any healthcare facility, so maintaining their full useful life is a cost-driven priority. When reprocessing instruments and preparing them for sterilization, it is critical to use lubricants specifically formulated and labeled for surgical instruments. This can help assure that the lubricants are formulated to allow sterilants to contact instrument surfaces, and will give confidence that they are compatible with the method of sterilization being used. Synthetic water soluble lubricants offer a number of advantages over oil-based lubricants and may prove to be a superior and more effective product for the sterile processing department. Lubricating surgical instrumentation has a significant benefit, since replacing worn and damaged instruments can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per month.
The Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) recommends that all decontaminated equipment with moving parts be bathed in a preserved water-soluble lubricant after each mechanical processing, unless the manufacturer advises otherwise. AORN Recommended Practices state that: Surgical instruments should be checked for function after cleaning. Those with moving parts may require lubrication according to manufacturers' instructions. Water soluble lubricants should be applied to those instruments that require lubrication. Lubricants decrease friction between working surfaces. Unless otherwise specified, lubricants should be water soluble to allow steam penetration during sterilization; oil-based products cannot be penetrated.
ONEcleaner surgical instrument lubricants are non-toxic, neutral pH, water soluble, and lubricate surgical instruments after every use, during every surgical instrument cleaning cycle treatment.
break down all forms of surgical bioburden.
remove surgical debris and stains from the surface.
boost reprocessing productivity.
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