Reprocessing Sterile Products in the Dental Practice
When it comes to dental instrument sterilisation and reprocessing, certain hygiene guidelines as per the reprocessing room and procedures for reprocessing and sterilisation apply. Different devices, such as thermal disinfection machines or sterilisers and the coordinating materials, are required in order to carry out compliant instrument sterilisation. When reprocessing, the hygienist or dental assistant must be aware of a few factors.
Reprocessing Room with a Clean and Unclean Area
The reprocessing room should be separated into clean and unclean sections. This should prevent the already reprocessed instruments from coming into contact with contaminated instruments. Ideally, the dental practice will have a two-sided reprocessing line that is clearly split into a clean and unclean side. In smaller surgeries where there is only a single reprocessing line, both areas can be separated by a Plexiglass partition, for example. In the unclean area, the instruments will be cleaned and disinfected. In the clean area, the instruments will undergo visual inspection and, if applicable, be packed in sterilisation foil, sealed and then undergo sterilisation. Finally, the end inspection and approval of the dental instruments occurs. Furthermore, all working surfaces, floors and equipment surfaces must be suited for disinfection with surface disinfectants.
Reliable Autoclaves for the Dentist
For sterilising instruments, one often requires the use of autoclaves. In this category, we supply a selection of steam sterilisors from name brand manufacturers like Melag and Euronda. Autoclaves without a main water connection and an integrated water tank are particularly practical. These can be set up independent of a water connection and allow one to choose where the autoclave is to be used. In contrast, machines with a mains water connection must be installed within reach of a water line connection and operated in that spot. The autoclaves in this category can be ordered in various sizes to meet your requirements e.g. as per the amount of instruments to be sterilised.
Thermosealing Machines form EURONDA and Melag
Thermosealing machines are used for sealing dental instruments prior to the sterilisation process. These devices apply consistent, equally distributed pressure to provide a secure, reliable seam. The thermosealing machines also have an integrated cutting edge for individually shortening the sterilisation foil, and they sometimes come with a roll holder and work table.
Sterilisation Foil in Various Sizes
In order to pack and store sterile goods according to guidelines, we provide you with sterilisation packaging on rolls and as pre-formed bags. The sterilisation bags are available in various sizes, with self-adhering seal and an indicator to show a successful sterilisation process. Sterilisation foil is delivered on a roll, also has an indicator and can be individually cut per the length and instruments. Our bag sealers are great for sealing your instruments. With these sealers, the foil can be shortened and sealed at the same time. Following sterilisation, the instruments can be sterile stored for up to 6 months. The printers and documentation systems for sterilisation labels or documentation are also available in our shop.
Sterilisation Monitoring Systems
For monitoring the sterilisation procedure, we offer you sterilisation indicators or the Helix Test, for example. The steam penetration test from EURONDA documents the correct steam sterilisation and the evaluated indicator strips can be stuck on the packaging for documentation purposes. Even the thermosealing machines should be regularly monitored to ensure a correct, perfect seam. The seal check tests are suited for monitoring the seam quality.
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