INFECTION CONTROL USING SKLARS' EPA REGISTERED DISINFECTANT.
Within the last 3 years, JCAHO regulation states that all clinics that are under a Hospital or IDN system need to have a Clean room and a Decontamination room. If a clinic does not have both rooms, instruments will need to be transported to the closest hospital for processing. Instruments should be sprayed with enzymatic cleaner after the procedure and kept moist. A foaming enzymatic will work well to attack the bio-burden and cover the instruments for transport.
Read more about the challenges and lessons in Building a New Central Sterile Processing Department in this article from Infection Control Today, written by William DeLuca Challenges & Lessons in Building a New Sterile Processing Dept
Over the last few decades, the rate of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has caused great safety and quality of care concern and placed infection prevention at the forefront of healthcare initiatives.
SKLAR TIP: Try the Pencil Eraser Test to determine stain or rust.
The next time you see a brown-orange color appear on an instrument, follow this tip on how to tell if it’s rust or a stain: use a standard pencil eraser to determine the source of discoloration. Rub the eraser into the mark, and take note of what happens next.
Cleaning Care of Box Joint and Screw Joint Instruments. When cleaned before sterilization instruments, box joint (e.g. Halstead mosquito hemostats, Kelly’s or Crile’s) and screw joint instruments (Mayo scissors, Iris scissors, Metzenbaum scissors) need to be opened to remove any bio burden from these areas.
April 5th, 2019. West Chester, PA: Sklar Instruments is proud to announce that Philander Kelsey, formerly President, North America of Amsino International, California is joining Sklar Instruments as Senior Vice President of Sales.
Sklar’s Surgical Instrument and medical supply catalogs are excellent sources for specifications on our surgical instruments and supplies. They provide supplementary information on care, cleaning, and new innovations. Because the healthcare industry evolves frequently, we update our catalogs to reflect changes in surgical instruments in order to provide facilities with the best and most effective instruments.
Biopsy punches serve many purposes in the global healthcare industry – including utility in diagnostic, therapeutic, and cosmetic procedures. Their simplicity as a surgical tool belies their tremendous impact as one of the first instruments to perform skin biopsy procedures successfully with minimal healing time.
Cleaning instruments is an important investment. A thorough care and cleaning regimen is essential in maintaining all of your surgical instruments. Keep up to date on care and cleaning guidelines for instrument brushes by reviewing this brief and fun infographic:
Purchasing surgical instruments for your healthcare facility? Here are the five steps that reveal how purchasing high quality instruments will drive productivity, quality patient care, cost savings, and surgeon satisfaction.