Spring cleaning: Surgical instrument care self-assessment
Daily cleaning best practices to follow
▢ An ultrasonic cleaner is utilized when possible.
▢ Bio-burdens are never allowed to dry on surgical instruments.
▢ Instruments are never allowed to soak in liquid for more than 10-20 minutes.
▢ Instrument cleaning solution is diluted and changed according to manufacturer’s instructions.
▢ All surgical instruments are inspected after each cleaning for cleanliness, proper functionality, corrosion and staining.
▢ Instruments that do not pass inspection are removed and replaced immediately.
Bi-annual check list
▢ A comprehensive cleaning protocol is in place and posted in a location for all staff members to view.
▢ Instruments are serviced by a reputable instrument repair facility on at least a bi-annual basis.
▢ Cleaning and sterilization equipment (ultrasonic cleaner, auto-washer, and autoclave) are inspected and serviced according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
▢ There are ample sterile surgical packs available to meet the volume of surgery and a new pack is opened for each patient.
Did you know?
Securos Surgical offers a full line of surgical instrument cleaners. Email SecurosSales@mwiah.com or call 877.266.3349 for details on the Securos Surgical instrument cleaners and instrument cleaning protocol.
Securos recommends a bi-annual servicing of your instrumentation to keep them in top performance shape. Contact us at www.securos.com/repairs or call 877.266.43349 option #2 for more information on our repair services.