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INTERNATIONAL PROCEDURE RECOMMENDED FOR CLEANING, STERILIZATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SURGICAL/DENTAL INSTRUMENTS.

Surgical and Dental instruments are designed and manufactured with utmost care. They are made for careful handling during the use and sterilization. To achieve gol of long and satisfactory service to insure that an instrument is used to perform the procedure for which it is designed.

During surgery and sterilization all the Surgical and Dental instruments must be handled mannerly. These should not be piled up. The weight an entanglement can cause damages to the instruments.
The following instructions should be followed for the best result.

CLEANING:
All the instruments should be cleaned after use. Blood tissue should not be allowed to dry on the instruments .These shall be submerged in a solution of water and neutral pH (7) detergent.

ULTRASONIC CLEANING:
• The instruments should be processed in ultrasonic cleaner for 5-10 minutes.
• The removable parts should be disassembled.
• All box lock instruments should be opened and all cutting edges should be protected.
• Stainless instruments should not be cleaned with instruments of other metal in the same cleaning cycle.
• Change solution frequently , according to the recommendation by the manufacturer.

MANUAL CLEANING:
If ultrasonic cleaning is not available , observe the following steps:
• Use stiff nylon cleaning brush.
• Do not use abrasive brush.
• Use cleaning pad or cleaner to clear the instruments.
• Make sure all the instruments surface is perfectly cleaned.

LUBRICATION:
• Immediately after cleaning Surgical and Dental instruments , these should be carefully dried.
• All instruments with hinges , lock and other moving parts such as Scissor, Haemostatic, Needle Holder , Extracting Forceps etc. should be lubricated.

PRECAUTIONS:
• Test Scissor by cutting with thin gauze.
• Forceps have proper aligned tip.
• Haemostatic , Needle holders do not show light between the jaws . They are locked and unlocked easily.
• Suction tube or other tubular instruments should be ensured that all the foreign debris are flushed out.

AUTOCLAVING:
After cleaning drying and lubrication , the instruments are ready for autoclaving. They can be put individually or in Sets. For individual instruments, make sure that you use a wide enough pouch for instruments with ratchet lock such as needle Holders and Haemostatic , so the instruments can be sterilized in unlocked position. In case of sets, place the instruments in stainless steel instruments tray. Place heavy instruments in the bottom. The autoclaving chamber should not be overloaded.

COLD STERLILIZATION:
Always use the proper sterilization / cleaning technique to render the instruments in the required condition for use.

Sterilization of instruments does not replace cleaning . Instruments must be cleaned first and then sterilized.

Your instruments are more valuable than investment . If handled in the correct way then all the instruments will last for long time.
 
 
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