The Importance of surgical instrument cleaners: the secondary purpose of surgical instrument cleaners is to maintain and improve the passive Layer of surgical stainless steel. The passive layer is provided by the manufacturer of the surgical instruments, within the surgical stainless steel, to resist prevent corrosion. Proper cleaning of the surgical instrument will maintain and improve this passive layer. The all-in-ONE surgical instrument cleaner will lower your cleaning costs and replace multiple surgical instrument cleaner products for surgical instrument cleaners and endoscope cleaners surgical instrument cleaners that cut cleaning costs. Surgical instrument cleaners that clean residue free. Surgical instrument cleaners that lubricate while they clean boost reprocessing productivity, clean effectively, and clean faster. When strength and hardness requirements are important factors for instrument function, corrosion resistance is generally lower. Increasing the corrosion resistance would soften the stainless steel. Manufacturers of surgery instruments and surgical instrument containers recommend the use of neutral pH surgical instrument cleaners. Newly developed neutral pH all-in-one or combination detergent surgical instrument cleaners have  been shown to be effective in optimizing the efficacy of the passive oxide layer. This will provide a longer life for stainless steel surgery instruments. Surgical instrument cleaners with a high or low pH have been shown to erode the passive layer.
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Contact us for product information. Effective surgical instrument cleaning is the prerequisite for sterilizing surgical instruments. Disinfecting surgical Instruments and sterilizing surgical instruments can only be effective if the cleaning, whether done it's manually or automatically by using a surgical instrument washer, washer disinfector, is adequate. Importance of cleaning surgical instruments and the proper use of surgical instrument cleaners are the Prerequisite for sterilizing surgical instruments. The reprocessing decontamination cleaning of surgical instruments, whether done manually or automatically in a surgical instrument washer washer disinfector, can only be effective if cleaning is adequate. Avoiding high levels of chloride when cleaning surgical instruments and cleaning endoscopes. Neutral pH surgical instrument cleaning concentrate recommended by device manufacturers. Virtually all manufacturers of surgical instruments, rigid scopes, flexible scopes, and instrument containers recommend the use of neutral pH cleaning concentrates. Tap when cleaning surgical instruments and cleaning endoscopes can contain many minerals, which may discolor and stain surgical instruments. Generic Sterilization with a Gravity Displacement Sterilizer: 270-272° F (132-134° C), 30-minute exposure time, with a 30-minute dry time.) is not possible if cleaning, the prerequisite for sterilizing surgical instruments, is not adequate. Disinfecting surgical instruments, whether done manually or done automatically in a surgical instrument washer Decontaminator washer disinfector, can only be effective if cleaning is adequate. Effective disinfection or sterilization of an inadequately cleaned surgical instrument or scope is not possible. Endoscopes should be cleaned with an enzymatic enzyme detergent compatible with the endoscope immediately after use and before manual or automated disinfection. Cleaning an endoscope involves the entire endoscope, including valves, working channels, connectors and all detachable parts. High level enzymatic enzyme detergent formulations enzymatic surgical instrument cleaners, in combination with a high level surfactant chemical complex, have been shown to be effective in removing stains, hard water deposits, and encrusted bioburden, while being safe to use for rigid or flexible scopes. Enzyme cleaning concentrates Enzyme cleaning concentrates 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 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 cleaning concentrates, which include enzymes, should be used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and the recommendations of the medical devices being cleaned. Surgical instrument cleaners used in the presence of pathological prions Creutzfeld-Jakob disease deactivating prions protein and prion contamination for cleaning surgical instruments can be the same if the presence of pathological prions including the prions of vCJD Creutzfeld-Jakob disease however the attention to detail is more important. It is known, that prions are unusually resistant to disinfection and sterilization by the physical and chemical methods used 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 surgical instruments in a clinical setting. The clinical setting is critical for iatrogenic transmission, the passing of a disease from an infected individual or group to a previously uninfected individual or group. Disinfectants have been widely used for this purpose even although the disinfectants are ineffective. The most common practice believes that the only completely safe way to prevent transmission of vCJD is to use single-use surgical instruments. Because of the pervasive distribution of these infectious proteins and the long incubation time of the disease, reprocessing cleaning surgical instruments has been identified as a high 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 that cleaning surgical instruments is as important as the sterilizing the surgical instruments. Ultrasonic Surgical Instrument Cleaners are very effective when used with hot water per manufacturer’s recommended temperature and specially formulated detergents. It is recommended that all visible debris and blood be removed from the instrument prior to ultrasonic cleaning. For the cleaning of endoscopes, detergents with or without enzymes, and detergents containing antimicrobial substances may be used. Use of non-foaming detergents is recommended. Foaming can inhibit good fluid contact with device surfaces, and prevent a clear field of vision during the cleaning process with a risk of injury to personnel. The detergent selected should effectively loosen organic and non-organic material so that the flushing action of the detergent fluid and subsequent rinsing water removes the unwanted material. Combination all-in-one Enzymatic Surgical Instrument Cleaner detergent complexes have been shown to be highly effective. The all-in-one surgical instrument cleaners and the enzyme-detergent surgical instrument cleaners deliver a chemical complex to: maintain the hydration of bioburden, prevent corrosion, clean the surface, and condition the surface of instruments & scopes. This can significantly reduce manual cleaning and facilitate cleaning the surface of surgical instruments, scopes, and the lumens of cannulated instruments inside-and-one. Enzyme detergent surgical instrument cleaners and all-in-one combination surgical instrument cleaners render excellent outcomes and facilitate cleaning instruments and scopes. They effectively cleaning the surface while cleaning lumens and working channels. This can eliminate or reduce the manual labor expended, rendering lower reprocessing costs while improving turnaround. Surgical Instrument Cleaners can prevent corrosion. Surgical Instrument Cleaners can removes stains. Enzyme Detergent Surgical Instrument Cleaners avoid corrosion. Surgical instrument lubricant cleaning is faster cost effective. John Temple Surgical Instrument Cleaners and Endoscope Cleaners

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