Process versus the result

Washer disinfectors follow strict processes to deliver clean and safe to handle instruments ready for sterilization. Over the years I have been looking into different designs of washer disinfectors but the process itself was rarely a subject for consideration. Parameters were adjusted within a rigid framework of initial rinse, main wash with chemical, rinse and disinfection stage. And do not …

It’s not the Washer-Disinfector – It’s how you use it!

The validation report of a Washer-Disinfector clearly specifies the test load. Modern cleaning machines are designed for the shortest possible cycle times to maximise instrument throughput and save energy. Because of that, even a relatively small difference from the way the test load was used may result in a “failed” cycle. It is therefore critical to arrange instruments and accessories …

Washer-Disinfector design features for efficient wash

The efficient wash must also be repeatable and it is these two features that create the desired combination. The most important feature of conventional Washer-Disinfectors is distribution of the cleaning action within the entire chamber, meaning that cleaning solution (water + chemical) reaches all surfaces of instruments and accessories and at the same time ensures the chamber itself is also …