Inspecting Surgical Instruments
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Needle Holder Jaw Inspection Maintenance

All needle holder jaws will wear out the tread with normal suturing. Gold-handle needle holder jaws are made of tungsten carbide and can be replaced. Standard needle holder jaws (those without gold handles) cannot be replaced.

If any bioburden or discoloration is discovered on the jaw or box lock, the instrument must be reprocessed through decontamination. A stiff brush will most likely remove the bioburden. If it’s not clean, it can’t be sterile. It is not appropriate to clean instruments at the assembly table.

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