What is an enzymatic surgical instrument cleaner? What is and a surgical instrument cleaning detergent?
Enzymes alone are not able to clean surgical instruments effectively. Detergents are necessary to remove debris while the enzymes break down bioburden, facilitating the effective removal by surface cleaning detergents.
The proper application of enzymatic surgical instrument cleaning detergents render residue free cleaning outcomes.
Protocols for using enzymatic surgical instrument cleaning detergents, that include the proper cleaning times and temperatures, render superior cleaning outcomes.
Over half of all surgical instrument detergent cleaners contain some type(s) of enzymes. Details of which types of enzymes are included within enzymatic detergent surgical instrument cleaners and the ways in which they are designed to be used that will render the highest quality cleaning outcomes are rarely published.
For the surgical instrument cleaning process to be thorough, four enzymes are necessary that will break down all forms of surgical bioburden. That facilitates the rapid removal by the surface cleaning detergents.
Lipase surgical instrument enzyme cleaners break down lipids (fats). Amylase surgical instrument enzyme cleaners break down starches. Carbohydrase surgical instrument enzymatic cleaners break down high level starches. Protease surgical instrument enzyme cleaners break down proteins, such as blood.
The ONE cleaners deliver highly concentrated enzyme surgical instrument cleaning detergents for cleaning outcomes.
The ONE cleaner surgical instrument detergents, surgical instrument washer detergents, and enzymatic surgical instrument cleaners strengthen the stainless steel passive layer of protection against corrosion and staining.
What are the optimal cleaning temperatures for enzymatic surgical instrument cleaners?
The temperature for optimal enzyme cleaning performance peaks at 137 degrees Fahrenheit (58.33 degree Celsius). The cleaning activity of the four enzymes at temperatures below and above this point is less but does offer cleaning. The cleaning activity of the enzyme does not stop at this peak temperature but does lessen as the temperature increases or decreases. The detergents used for cleaning medical devices are not significantly affected by the temperatures used.
Enzymatic surgical instrument detergents use enzyme proteins that produced by living organisms. The enzymes act as catalysts to speed up chemical reactions that would otherwise occur at a much slower rate. The enzymatic surgical instrument detergent catalysts assist reactions moving more rapidly. The enzymatic surgical instrument detergent catalysts are not consumed in a single cleaning reaction so they are available for multiple cleaning reactions.
The four types of enzymatic surgical instrument detergents fit their targeted types of surgical bioburden like a lock fits a key. The cleaning activity of the four enzymatic surgical instrument detergents will only break down specific types of bioburden. If the type of bioburden does not match with the type of enzyme, no break down cleaning action occurs.
The break down cleaning of enzyme surgical instrument cleaning detergents is specific to types of surgical bioburden.
Enzyme surgical instrument cleaning detergents will deliver acceptable cleaning performance until they volume is overwhelmed by the level of surgical bioburden debris. This can occur with the first application of the enzyme cleaning product or it could take several applications, of using the enzymes, before the enzymes are overwhelmed by the level of bioburden. It is not possible to make a statement as to how long or for how many cleaning cycles an enzyme cleaning product can be used effectively. The decision, of how long an enzymatic cleaning product can be used, must be made by observing the level of bioburden, in relationship to the dilution level of the enzyme cleaning product, being used.
The all-in ONE cleaner enzymes with surface cleaning detergents, will rapidly break down and remove all forms of surgical bioburden, stains, and mineral deposits for superior cleaning outcomes.