How To Clean Custom Surgical Tools
Custom tray, surgical tools used in some different situations and for various reasons must be cleaned and sterilized before reuse. There are established protocols you must follow as set by the CDC to decrease substantially any infection risk to the patient.
What is Sterilization of Custom Tray Surgical Tools?
Sterilization of custom tray, surgical tools is the process by which these tools go through to make them safely ready for the next patient. Custom tray, surgical tools is the process by which these tools go through to make them safely ready for the next patient.
There are six steps in the final process for surgical instrument sterilization as follows.
- Sterile storage
- Quality Assurance
Void Any Sterilization Process Without First Cleaning
The first and most important step in this process is the cleaning of the tools. This first step is vital so you can remove any soil and bacteria from the tool.
If this is not done, residue on the tools can survive a sterilization process, thus infecting the next patient. Proper cleaning and disinfecting of a tool are essential to the whole sterilization process.
Dirty surgical instruments are considered contaminated and toxic, so if you are completing this first step you must protect yourself from being contaminated.
You must wear a variety of protective gear such as masks, face guard, gown, non-penetrating gloves, or protective eyeglasses, as outlined in your company’s protocol for cleaning custom surgical tools. This protects your body from contamination.