Surgical Instrument Lubricants 

The ONEcleaner Surgical Instrument Cleaner is the only enzymatic surgical instrument cleaner detergent that lubricates while it cleans, and cleans residue free.

ONEcleaner Surgical Instrument Lubricants are water soluble to allow optimal steam penetration during sterilization. The ONEcleaner secures the delivery of a lubricate during every time a medical device is reprocessed.

ONEcleaner Lubricants improve the condition, appearance, and performance of surgical instruments. The ONEcleaner combines the detergents, enzymes, and lubricant for: soaking medical devices, manually cleaning surgical instruments, ultrasonic cleaning, and for use with automated washer disinfectors.

for properly using Lubricating Surgical Instruments

Professionals responsible for the care and maintenance of surgical instruments often overlook the significance of selecting the appropriate lubricant for processing hand-held, non-powered surgical instruments. A surgical instrument lubricant is a valuable tool and an important variable in the instrument care process. When carefully selected, lubricants can do much more than reduce friction and wear; they can lengthen the useful life of an instrument. Lubricants for medical equipment and invasive surgeries have obvious health and safety requirements. For example, hygiene and environmental regulations require lubricants to be discreet, non-toxic and effective. However, there are other factors affecting lubricant selection that hospitals and medical professionals need to be concerned with. The use of an inappropriate lubricant can lead to inadequate sterilization of surgical instruments and can ultimately affect surgical outcomes.

The value of surgical instrument lubrication 
with surgical instrument cleaning detergents

The AORN recommends that all decontaminated equipment with moving parts be bathed in a preserved water-soluble lubricant after each mechanical processing, unless the manufacturer advises otherwise. The AORN Recommended Practices state that: Surgical instruments should be checked for function after cleaning. Those with moving parts may require lubrication according to manufacturers' instructions. Water soluble lubricants should be applied to those instruments that require lubrication. Instruments should be cleaned before the lubricant is applied. Cleaning, particularly ultrasonic cleaning, removes lubricants from instruments. Lubricants decrease friction between working surfaces. Unless otherwise specified, lubricants should be water soluble to allow steam penetration during sterilization; oil-based products cannot be penetrated.

Formulations for cleaning medical devices that include a lubricant with the enzymes, detergents, and surface conditioners, boost cleaning power and render the highest quality cleaning outcomes. The ONEcleaner lubricant formulation significantly lowers inventory and handling costs improves the performance of medical devices.

Surgical Instrument Cleaning Detergents