What isn't clean can never be sterile.
This realisation is undisputed and means that cleaning in central sterilisation departments is increasingly gaining in importance worldwide. This is because hygiene is a basic prerequisite for the production and preparation of medical instruments.
The sound waves in the ultrasonic bath reach all surfaces that are bathed in liquid. This way even borings, indentations as well as corners are cleaned thoroughly. Like ultrasound, steam jet cleaning can be used for cleaning places that are difficult to access, as steam spreads 3-dimensionally, just as sound. In addition, stubborn contaminations like coagulated blood can be removed fast and gently with steam.
In hospitals, the preparation of instruments is a highly complex process, and at the end of it a product is expected to be delivered which represents no risks for patients and users.
During the central preparation of instruments, ultrasonic devices as well as steam cleaners are being used during pre-cleaning. Stubborn contaminations from orthopaedics or electrosurgery in particular can be easily and gently cleaned off in this way.
Numerous medical instruments, from the scalpel, scissors up to hollow body instruments like endoscopes are being used in doctor's surgeries. Usually, instruments in doctor's surgeries are prepared manually.
Particular care is required here, and the cleaning devices from Elma thus support you in achieving optimum cleaning and disinfection results. The instruments are cleaned intensively and effectively in the ultrasonic bath by adapting the ultrasonic cleaners, accessories and respective cleaning agents. With this pre-cleaning, only instruments that are truly clean are being sterilised in autoclaves.