Surgical Instrument Care — Forceps Inspection
Surgical instrument care and maintenance of your instruments is important. A thorough inspection of your surgical instruments will help identify any repairs and replacements needed. A proper examination of your instruments is recommended and to be expected when caring for your surgical instruments.
Tissue and Dressing Forcep Inspection and Quality Assurance
- Visually inspect forceps from tip to tip.
- Make sure all teeth are present.
- Tips should meet evenly, with no overlap.
- Teeth of forceps should be aligned and fit together perfectly without sticking when testing.
- Carefully inspect for cracks and debris.
- Tissue and dressing should not “click” and should not “stick” when testing.
Post-Operative Care of Tissue and Dressing Forceps
Begin the decontamination process within 20 minutes after surgery. The use of spray-on moisturizes, like Spectra-Moist is also a very effective way to prevent blood from drying on Tissue and Dressing Forceps
Soak Tissue and Dressing Forceps in an enzymatic solution or place a moist towel saturated with water over the instruments.
Forceps Inspection | Rust and Stain-Hemostats and Forceps