Surgical Instrument Lubricants
ONE cleaner surgical instrument lubricants are water-soluble to allow optimal steam penetration during sterilization. The ONE cleaner delivers a water soluble surgical instrument lubricant every time a medical device is reprocessed.
The surgical instrument cleaning detergents with a water-soluble surface lubricant improve the condition, appearance, and performance of surgical instruments.
AORN Recmmendations for using water soluble Surgical Instrument Lubricants
Professionals responsible for the care and maintenance of surgical instruments often overlook the significance of selecting the appropriate lubricant for processing hand-held, non-powered surgical instruments. A surgical instrument lubricant is a valuable tool and an important variable in the instrument care process. When carefully selected, lubricants can do much more than reduce friction and wear; they can lengthen the useful life of an instrument. Lubricants for medical equipment and invasive surgeries have obvious health and safety requirements. For example, hygiene and environmental regulations require lubricants to be discreet, non-toxic and effective. However, there are other factors affecting lubricant selection that hospitals and medical professionals need to be concerned with. The use of an inappropriate lubricant can lead to inadequate sterilization of surgical instruments and can ultimately affect surgical outcomes.
The value of water soluble surgical instrument lubrication ingredients with surgical instrument cleaning detergents
The AORN recommends that all decontaminated equipment with moving parts be bathed in a preserved water-soluble surgical instrument lubricant after each mechanical processing, unless the manufacturer advises otherwise. The AORN Recommended Practices state that: Surgical instruments should be checked for function after cleaning. Those with moving parts may require lubrication according to manufacturers' instructions. Water soluble surgical instrument lubricants should be applied to those instruments that require lubrication. Instruments should be cleaned before the lubricant is applied. Cleaning, particularly ultrasonic cleaning, removes lubricants from instruments. Surgical instrument lubricants decrease friction between working surfaces. Unless otherwise specified, surgical instrument lubricants should be water soluble to allow steam penetration during sterilization; oil-based products cannot be penetrated. Formulations for cleaning surgical instrument that include a lubricant with the enzymes, detergents, and surface conditioners, boost cleaning power and render the highest quality cleaning outcomes.