For the effective cleaning and disinfection of contaminated instruments. Suitable for smaller practices where space is at a premium.
Successful sterilisation cannot be achieved if instruments have not been effectively cleaned. The process of instrument cleaning is essential to ensure sterility can be achieved; any visible contaminants will prevent steam coming into contact with the instrument surface resulting in a non-sterile instrument.
The majority of soils attached to an instrument are usually the remains of tissues and blood which can contain proteins and, unlike microorganisms, cannot be deactivated by sterilisation. When compared to manual hand washing and ultrasonic alternatives, an automated thermal washer disinfector offering reproducible and validated cleaning performance, is proven to be the most effective way to help remove proteins and contaminants prior to sterilisation.
Choosing the right thermal washer disinfector to ensure effective instrument cleaning and disinfection will depend on several factors, ncluding the number of surgeries in the practice and the volume of patients being treated.