The clock is ticking after every endoscopy procedure with only minutes to transfer the patient and turn over the treatment room. Why spend valuable time with endoscope precleaning?
How long is your chemical good for after opening the bottle? This question may be posed to a sterile processing technician during an audit or survey, resulting in a panicked call to the chemical manufacturer.
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This year the Hardwick team embarked on another journey to Kenya! The team at Certol, a Division of MicroCare was ecstatic to hear the good news and was excited to contribute to their efforts overseas. A donation of various disposable equipment was provided to help aid the team in providing good infection prevention practices and help increase efficiency. This included sterilization bags, disposable patient bib chains and disposable trays.
ProEZ Gel Ready-to-Use Pre-Treatment Gel is a new, high performing product for precleaning soiled instruments and devices at point of use. It has a unique innovative bio-generated action for effective soil removal even on complex, sticky orthopedic and neurosurgical soils. The targeted active soil breakdown combines with humectants to sustain moisture during holding and transport to reduce the risk of dangerous biofilm formation.
Why are we seeing dark grey streaks and haze on our aluminum sterilization containers? This question was posed by a sterile processing manager after a new washer was installed along with new detergent recommended by the washer manufacturer. The new detergent consistently passed weekly cleaning tests. Could a good cleaning agent also cause discoloration?
The myth: Non enzymatic detergents are a better choice for pre-soak, sinks and sonics and do not require temperature monitoring.
Certol International is pleased to announce that we were recently acquired by MicroCare LLC, a leading global provider of environmentally progressive critical cleaning fluids used in the electronics, metal finishing, transportation, communications, medical device and aerospace industries.