Key to successful High-level Disinfection and Sterilization Processes

Key to successful High-level Disinfection and Sterilization Processes


The Handle and keep surgical instruments and equipment are generally one of the many job duties of veterinary technicians. Iatrogenic surgical site inclinations can prolong recovery, increase patient morbidity and mortality, and lead to unnecessary costs for clients. In part by ensuring that proper protocols and procedures are in place to help prevent operative infections.


Disinfection Versus Sterilization:

Medical devices are assigned to one of three categories1:

?        Critical: These devices (e.g., surgical instruments, needles, intravenous catheters) should undergo sterilization.

?        Semi critical: A semicritical that comes with intact mucous and does not ordinarily penetrate sterile tissues (e.g., laryngoscopes, thermometers, flexible endoscopes). These devices should receive, minimally, HLD.

?        Noncritical: Noncritical touches only intact skin (e.g., bedpans, blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes). These devices should be cleaned by low-level disinfection.


Goals of Sterile 


? Minimizing the risk of HAIs

? Meeting regulatory requirements by emulating human sterility practices and standards

? Maintaining personal integrity

? Undergoing periodic training, education, and process review

? Ensuring quality outcomes


Cleaning and Verification: In fact, one study demonstrated that only 3 minutes of ultrasonic cleaning time eliminated 99.9% of residual blood on contaminated instruments.8 For optimum performance, ultrasonic cleaning solutions in the basket should be two-thirds to three-quarters full; the tank should not be overfilled.


Most of our technicians play a key role in ensuring that medical devices are clean and functional before HLD and sterilization, and much can be learned from the mistakes made in human medicine. Everyday regularly updating hospital policies and procedures and verifying the efficacy of cleaning and sterilization processes can play a vital role in preventing HAIs during the pursuit of excellence in veterinary patient care. Hvac Engineering offers the best disinfectant chemical in Singapore, Buy Now !