Posts Tagged ‘surgical instrument lubrication’

Surgical Instrument — Lubrication

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

One of the most effective ways to keep your surgical instruments in excellent condition is to lubricate them after every cleaning.

Proper lubrication keeps the moving parts of instruments from rubbing and scraping, preventing dulling and stain on joints.

Moving parts on instruments should be lubricated regularly. Before autoclaving, lubricate all instruments that have moving parts.

It is not recommended to use a lubricate bath because the container of the lubricant solution may contain certain bacteria from the previous instruments. A lubricant spray is advised. Sprays are safer, cost less and take up less counter space.

Shop online at IMS for your surgical instrument lubricant solutions.

Surgical Instrument Care — Best Practices

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Taking care of your surgical instruments can help instruments life span and performance. Too often surgical instrument maintenance is ignored and overlooked and leads to costly replacements or repairs.

An article published in Veterinary Practice News, highlights best practices and procedures for surgical instruments.

Cleaning Surgical Instruments

Tending to surgical instruments immediately after use is a crucial step in properly caring for surgical instruments. Just because a surgical instrument is made of stainless steel doesn’t mean it won’t ever stain. Too often instruments are left with dried blood and debris on them and cause stains.

Surgical instruments should be washed immediately after use to remove any blood and debris. If stains are left ignored overtime it can lead to rust, which causes permanent damage and instrument replacement fees.

Ultrasonic cleaners are used to thoroughly clean small areas, cracks and hinges of surgical instruments.

Shop online at IMS for your ultrasonic cleaners and solutions for cleaning surgical instruments.

Surgical Instrument Lubrication

If surgical instruments are dry, spray instrument lubricant before sterilization. This will help the equipment perform better and help extend the life of your surgical instruments.

If instruments seem to not be functioning correctly, try spraying some instrument lubricant. This often fixes the problem.

Purchase Spectra-Lube for your surgical instruments.

Learn more surgical instrument care material with IMS’s free guides: needle holders, surgical scissors, kerrison rongeurs and more.