Tuesday, April 16, 2024

PROCESSING INSTRUMENTS AFTER USE

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REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Chlorine solution
  2. Two basin
  3. A bucket of tepid water
  4. Empty bucket with a lid
  5. Brush
  6. Sponge
  7. Soap/liquid detergent
  8. Rubber apron
  9. Utility gloves

STEPS #

  1. Prepare a fresh 0.5% parazone solution in a bucket or bowl
  2. Immerse all used instruments in the solution for at least 10 minutes
  3. Put on utility gloves and remove instruments from the parazone solution after 10 minutes
  4. Rinse the instruments in warm or cool water
  5. Scrub instruments using a soft brush with a soap/liquid detergent, paying attention to the crevices/serrated ends under water in a bowl
  6. Rinse instruments thoroughly with clean water to remove all detergent
  7. Boil for 20 minutes in a boiler covered with a well-fitting lid OR
  8. Dry by air or with a clean towel if to be sterilized in CSSD
  9. Document instruments and send them to CSSD