Washer Disinfector Sterilizers provide the prerequisite for sterilization. Washer Disinfector Sterilizers designed for washing surgical instruments prior to sterilization can be designed to render sterile surgical instruments.
APIC Study: after being washed in a surgical instrument washer disinfector sterilizer, all instruments and utensils tested were sterile at the completion of the washing process.
ONEcleaner enzyme detergent cleaners are the original source of the highly concentrated, neutral pH, water soluble lubricating, four enzyme surgical instrument cleaner detergents, for cleaning surgical instruments prior to sterilization, that lubricate while they clean. University of Washington Study: after being washed in a surgical instrument washer disinfector using an enzymatic detergent surgical instrument lubricant, the removal of pathogens, efficacy of disinfection was 100%. Washer Disinfectors are designed for washing surgical instruments with the goal of preparing them for Sterilizing Surgical Instruments. Properly Designed Washer Decontaminators Washer Disinfectors are designed to clean all surfaces thoroughly, thereby providing the critical prerequisite for the safe handling, disinfecting surgical instruments, and the sterilizing of surgical instruments. Washer Disinfectors, perform pre-wash, ultrasonic cleaning, detergent washing, purified water elevated temperature rinsing, lubrication and high temperature drying. Surgical Instruments cannot be sterilized unless all exposed surfaces are properly cleaned, prior to sterilization. Not all Washer Disinfectors provide adequate pre-rinsing, pre-cleaning, purified water rinsing, and thereby render higher rejection rates of processed surgical instruments. The Washington University School of Medicine at Washington University Medical Center examined the performance of a Washer Disinfector and found that it removed all organisms from the surgical instruments tested. Washer Disinfector Efficacy of Disinfection 100%. The Washer Disinfector sequence, cold water pre-wash, ultrasonic cleaning, detergent washing action, final rinse and drying treatment of a properly designed Washer Disinfector will provide critical cleaning, the prerequisite for safe handling, optimal disinfecting, and sterilizing of medical devices. After being cleaned in a properly designed Washer Disinfector using an enzyme detergent surgical instrument lubricant cleaning concentrate: All instruments and utensils tested were sterile at the completion of the washing process.
APIC Eighteenth Annual International Meeting
Decontaminator Disinfector Thermal Disinfection
The new technology of an automated thermal Washer Disinfector offered increased protection to our reprocessing staff due to decreased handling but raised concerns about the efficacy of thermal disinfection as opposed to traditional washer sterilization. The sequential functions of the Washer Disinfector progress from flush rinse, sonic bath, wash, rinse, lubricant deionized water sprays to drying at 240 F for 4 minutes. The instruments were processed in the Washer Disinfector 3 separate loads during times of high volume reprocessing. All products were tested for sterility. All instruments tested were sterile at the completion of the process.
Ann Drake, and