surgical instrument cleaning process
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The passive layer of surgical instruments is provided by the manufacturer of the surgical instruments within the surface of the surgical stainless steel, to resist (prevent surgical instrument corrosion and prevent surgical instrument pitting. Proper cleaning of the surgical instrument will maintain and improve this passive layer.
The all-in-ONE surgical Instrument cleaners include a bacteriostatic agent which will prevent the growth of microorganisms. For more information go to: prevent surgical instrument corrosion. If the manual cleaning, brushing and rinsing steps are not properly carried out, protein debris can harden and lead to formation of biofilm on the surgical instrument,. The optimal surgical instrument cleaning protocol will break down proteinaceous bioburden and clean the surface. Inadequate cleaning can result in material remaining on the surgical instrument which will prevent disinfection and sterilization fluids or gases reaching all parts of the potentially contaminated device. Inadequate sterilization or disinfection sterilization and may in turn result in transmission of infectious organisms when the device is reused.
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Enzymatic surgical instrument cleaners optimal cleaning temperature for using medical grade enzyme surgical instrument cleaners begins as > 22 C, 72 F. Cleaning performance reaches it's peak at 58.3 C, 137 F. This is the optimal temperature for the enzymatic cleaning performance. The activity of enzymes does not stop at higher temperatures but the level of cleaning performance does begin to decrease.