In hospitals and healthcare facilities, the cleaning and disinfection process begins at the point where the instrument is used.
Proper instrument pretreatment will increase process efficiency, help reduce instrument damage and improve instrument turnaround time. Allowing soils to dry on medical instrumentation increases the difficulty of soil removal and dry soil needs to be rehydrated prior to removal during the manual cleaning process.
Healthcare providers involved in reprocessing surgical instruments understand just how important that process is to the healthcare facility. Improper handling and cleaning of surgical instruments pose a significant threat to patient outcomes.