Dirty surgical instruments being used in operating rooms
If you think surgical instrument cleaning, prior to sterilization, is not finally being taken seriously, then please watch the video clip of the report shown on the NBC Today show this morning.
After you watch, take a breath and give us a call. We can help.
Midbrook Inc., of Michigan, has been the world leader in industrial washing applications for over 30 years. We understand the difficulties involved in cleaning and we are experts at applying the methods proven effective from Aerospace to Automotive Transmissions to assure consistent, repeatable cleaning results by testing a process and then automating that process.
Midbrook has been instrumental over the past three years, developing a process to clean cannulated instruments with small interior lumens. We understand that these items create major problems to healthcare facilities during the cleaning process.
Bio-burden can easily remain trapped inside the devices following manual cleaning, providing a potential source of infection when they are re-used. The manual instructions for use identified by the surgical device manufacturers are cumbersome and confusing.
To address the difficulties involved in manually cleaning these devices, Midbrook Medical has automated its proven bio-burden removal process with the Tempest washer. The Tempest uses a combination of ultrasonic action for the outside, while attacking the interior lumen with supplemental actions such as enzymatic fluid seeding and hydro-jet air injected flushing. The Tempest’s cycle next utilizes high temperature fresh water rinsing and then completes the process using ozonated water as a final bacterial killer.
Visit the link below, that provides a detailed video explaining the cleaning process used by the Tempest.
Tests conducted by Nelson Labs show that the Tempest produces a 6+ log reduction in bacteria, meaning bacteria levels were 1,000,000 times lower following washing in the Tempest.
In addition, the tests showed that the Tempest surpasses the AAMI benchmarks for “remaining bio-burden” in suction tubes, laparoscopic instruments and Robotic instruments by over 400%.
Your facility no longer has to trust the vital cleaning of cannulated instruments to an inconsistent, cumbersome manual process. The Tempest from Midbrook Medical produces consistent results that surpass the industry benchmarks for cleanliness, helping prevent dangerous and costly infections described in the article above.