Cleaning surgical instruments and dental instruments should be done as soon as possible after procedures in order to prevent blood, tissues and other contaminants from hardening on surfaces. Ultrasonic cleaning is a proven technique to remove these contaminants and precedes sterilizing or disinfecting according to the healthcare facility’s standard operating procedures. A discussion on cleaning procedures is in our post reporting on healthcare central services departments.
Similar conditions apply in other applications where contamination and health issues can occur. Examples include tattoo parlors, veterinary clinics, and hair and nail salons.
A Cleaning Solution for Medical Instruments
Ultrasonic cleaning is accomplished by the implosion of minute bubbles in a cleaning solution contained in an ultrasonic cleaner tank. Bubbles are created by ultrasonic transducers bonded to the tank and excited by a generator to frequencies such as 37,000 cycles per second (37 kHz). They … Read the rest