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.