Surgical Instrument Care — Paper Test for Surgical Retractors
Surgical instruments with metal finishing will flake over time.
To determine if a finish is unstable follow the steps below:
- Put on a pair of examination gloves.
- Hold the surgical retractor above a piece of white paper.
- Rub the instrument with your gloved hand.
- If flakes appear on the paper, remove the instrument from service immediately.
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