The medical industry is taking advantage of the many benefits of ultrasonic cleaning. It is used to clean medical items such as orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, surgical knives, lens, and hypodermic needles.
In cleaning medical items, it is important that sterilization and decontamination are done. The ultrasonic cleaners of Beijing Ultrasonic are very much capable of sterilizing and decontaminating all medical items, even the tools that are used in the most sensitive medical situations. Just keep in mind that in order to prevent any untoward incident from happening during the cleaning process, the lid of the cleaner should be kept tightly closed.
An ultrasonic cleaner cleans medical items with the help of ultrasonic sound waves. These powerful sound waves have very high frequencies. Ultrasonic sound waves acting on the ultrasonic cleaning solution have the capacity to remove all contaminants from medical tools. The contaminants, once removed from the tools, go to the bottom of the tank. In ultrasonic cleaning, the ultrasonic cleaning solution also plays an important role. And so, it is a must to ask the supplier of your ultrasonic cleaner which type of ultrasonic cleaning should be used to clean your medical tools. If you use an inappropriate cleaning solution, the tools can be damaged.
It is inevitable for some medical tools to have blood stains and other body fluids. For the tools to be considered clean, these particles should not be present anymore once the cleaning process is done. If these particles are still present after the cleaning process, it means either some substances prevented the cleaning solution from getting in contact with the particles or the cleaning solution used is not the right type of solution. In the case of the tube used in endoscopy, it is a must to clean it using violent and powerful ultrasonic waves. After cleaning it, it should be sterilized. Sterilize the tube right after cleaning in order to prevent the fluids from drying out and attaching themselves once again to the tube.
Ultrasonic Cleaning of Medical Items
In cleaning medical tools, there are four main stages involved. These are prewashing, ultrasonic washing, cascading rinsing, and knife drying.
In the prewashing stage, turbo filter or surface sweep is used. The bigger and more obvious contaminants are removed and filtered. After these contaminants are removed, oils that are attached to the items are then removed. These oils are harder to remove.
Turbo filter and surface sweep are used in this cleaning stage. This stage is for the removal of the contaminants that are very hard to remove. The said contaminants have attached themselves to the items and they are not easy to see. Ultrasonic waves play an important role in removing these contaminants. Ultrasonic waves act on the contaminants and loosen the bond between the contaminants and the items.
Cascading rinsing involves high levels of temperature. In this stage, the items are rinsed twice. The medical items are transferred to a tank where a solution oscillates. The solution can oscillate in either long or short strokes. For better rinsing, long strokes should be used. If faster rinsing is targeted, use short strokes.
Knife drying used hot air. Even though hot air is used in drying, extra heat is not employed. That is due to the process elevator. This component changes the pattern of the air flow. Because of this, hot air is evenly distributed to all the parts of the medical tools. Every part of every tool is reached and dried.
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