How to Properly Clean Surgical Instruments Part II
In Part I of ‘How to Properly Clean Surgical Instruments’ we discussed how important proper, thorough and complete cleaning is when it comes to protecting patients from surgical infections caused by instruments that remain contaminated after reprocessing. Specifically, surgical instruments must be thoroughly cleaned before high-level disinfection and sterilization because...
How to Properly Clean Surgical Instruments Part I
The cleaning of surgical instruments is defined as the process of removing foreign material (e.g., bioburden, biofilm) from the instruments and is usually accomplished using water with detergents or enzymatic products that are suitable for use. Surgical instruments must be thoroughly cleaned before high-level disinfection and sterilization because inorganic and...
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