The doctors and hospital staff is expected to take high care in properly sterilizing and cleaning the medical instruments as failing to do so can leave patients susceptible to infections and transmitted diseases. To keep the medical equipment in place and well organized in accordance to hygiene the medical staff can opt various ways. Amongst the different options to cleanse the surgical equipment the best way is to use an ultrasonic machine as it can be time and effort effective. on the contrary, if the instruments in question are very sensitive and sophisticated the staff should clean it themselves. More details about ultrasonic cleaning is to follow in the subsequent paragraphs.
The foremost thing to remember is that these instruments need to be instantaneously cleaned after they’ve been used. If the remnants and blood is left on the instruments they can corrode and be damaged. As a result it should be ensured that the equipment is washed with warm water right after the doctor is done using them to make sure that nothing remains stuck with it. Consequently, the surgical tools should be put in a detergent for 10 to 20 minutes, which is preferably a one that is specially designed for the instruments.
After this initial stage of cleaning in detergent is done with the instrument is ready to be cleansed in an ultrasonic machine. The dried surgical instruments should be put in the ultrasonic machine after it has been filled with the ultrasonic cleaning solution. Often having sharp ended equipment should be sunken to the liquid with care so they do not rub against each other. The thong used to put the instruments in the solution should also kept inside the solution ensure proper cleaning.
Finally, the ultrasonic machine should be turned on and the instruments should be allowed to be cleansed for about 5 to 10 minutes. After this is done the thongs used initially should be used to remove the instruments, which should be allowed to dry and put in a sterilized and cleaned instrument tray.
While manually cleaning the equipment it is important to make sure that you reach areas not easily accessible by using scrub brush. This also follows the similar procedure of soaking the instruments in detergent first. In the process your own hands should also be washed to ensure proper cleaning. The rest is the same procedure.