Neutral ph surgical instrument cleaning detergents avoid corrosion by strengthening the surgical instrument stainless steel passive layer of protection against corrosion and pitting.
While the primary purpose of a surgical instrument cleaning detergent is cleaning, proper cleaning results in detergents, such as neutral ph eye surgical instrument cleaners, maintaining the passive layer of surgical instrument 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 neutral ph all-in-ONEcleaner surgical instrument cleaners cut cleaning costs and replace multiple surgical instrument cleaning and conditioning products. The ONEcleaner cleans residue free, applies a surgical instrument lubricant for moving parts, and boosts reprocessing productivity by cleaning more rapidly.
The hardness capability of surgical instruments is important for the instruments to function properly. The passive layer protects against corrosion. Manufacturers of surgery instruments and surgical instrument containers recommend the use of neutral pH surgical instrument cleaners. The neutral pH all-in-ONEcleaner enzymatic detergent surgical instrument cleaners have been shown to be effective in optimizing the efficacy of the passive oxide layer. This provides a longer life for stainless steel instruments. Surgical instrument cleaners with a higher or lower pH have been shown to erode the passive layer of protection against corrosion and pitting. The most common surgical instrument cleaning detergents that erode the passive layer are those that use an alkaline detergent followed by an acid rinse, that neutralizes the alkaline detergent.
The ONEcleaner surgical instrument cleaning detergents 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.