Antibiotic resistant bacteria and decontamination – food for thought

  As it cannot be denied that infection can result from environmental conditions and can be caught anywhere it is often forgotten that pathogenic microorganisms could have been planted in the patient during the actual surgical procedure. What is more in this case contamination is introduced directly to the sterile tissue what stipulates that it is entirely down to individual’s …

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 …

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 …