The temperature for maximum enzymatic surgical instrument cleaning performance peaks at 137 degrees Fahrenheit
(58.33 degree Celsius).
The medical device cleaning activity of the enzymes at temperatures below and above this point is less but does offer cleaning performance for surgical instruments and utensils.
The cleaning activity of the enzymes does not stop at this temperature but is does lessen as the temperature increases or decreases. The cleaning performance of surgical instrument cleaning detergents is not impacted by the temperatures used for manual cleaning, or by scope washers, ultrasonic cleaners, automated washers, and case cart washers.
A ultrasonic cleaner and surgical Instrument washer using an enzyme detergent lubricant surgical instrument cleaner with proper cycle times and temperatures, delivered sterile surgical instruments.
An APIC study demonstrated that a surgical instrument washer using proper time and temperatures, with an enzyme detergent surgical cleaner rendered surgical instruments and utensils that were sterile at the completion of the washing process.
How do you use an ultrasonic cleaner for surgical instruments?
Misunderstandings exist pertaining to the application of enzyme detergent medical device cleaners including the times and temperatures for optimal cleaning outcomes. Although generalities can be misleading for specific applications there parameters for the use of enzymatic detergent medical device cleaners that can render a high probability of excellent medical device cleaning.
The optimal dosage rate for medical device enzyme detergent cleaners (ounces diluted per carrier solution, usually neutral pH water) is a function of the types of enzymes, detergents, and the packaged concentration level of the enzymatic cleaners and detergents. Manufacturers tend to over state dosage rates for their enzymatic medical device cleaners. Those dosage rates can only be used as a guideline and not for specific applications. The dosage rates, used by the healthcare professional, for cleaning or decontaminating a medical device, must be determined based on the amount and hydration level of the soil, stains, and mineral encrustations on that medical device being cleaned.
What enzyme surgical instrument cleaners are used to clean surgical instrument?
Lipase enzyme medical cleaners break down fat to cleave fatty acid residue from the glycerol residue in a neutral fat or phospholipid.
Amylase enzyme medical cleaners break down starch to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch to sugar to produce carbohydrate derivatives.
Carbohydrase enzyme medical cleaners break down starch to a lower level) catalyzes hydrolysis of higher carbohydrates to lower forms.
Protease enzyme medical cleaners break down blood including the proteinases and peptidases, to catalyze the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins.
What is the use of enzyme surgical instrument cleaners?
The ONE cleaner delivers a unique surgical instrument cleaner solution of enzymes, detergents, and a lubricant to rapidly breakdown bioburden, remove debris from the surface of medical devices, prevent surgical instrument corrosion, remove stains from medical devices, enhance the surface protective passive layer of surgical stainless steel, and lubricate surgical instruments.
ONE cleaner surgical instrument enzyme cleaners lubricate with every reprocessing cycle. The surgical instrument lubricating cleaners deliver a water soluble lubricant, while cleaning devices residue free with lower cleaning costs.
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