For us, the health of our patients is a crucial point!
That’s why, following scrupulously the most modern decontamination and sterility protocols for environments and instrumentation, we are able to guarantee a high hygiene and safety standard.
This process consists in the following steps :.
- STRUCTURAL COLLECTION
Practice carried out by staff
- CHEMICAL DISINFECTION
Chemical disinfection or decontamination is the first phase of the sterilization cycle.
It has a dual value: biological, as it serves to break down the bacterial charge by bringing the instruments to safety and normative, which expressly refers to the Dlgs. 626/94 on the protection of workers’ health.
Cleansing is the most important phase of the entire sterilization cycle.
In fact, the surgical instruments on which organic waste is stored cannot undergo a proper and safe sterilization process.
The most suitable system for this activity is the ultrasonic bath, able to remove blood, organic liquids and hard materials in general .
Drying is a very important step to ensure proper sterilization.
Failure to dry the instruments before finishing can create :
- Formation of whitish spots;
- Disruption to the sterilization cycle.
Imbusting is an indispensable operation for the sterile maintenance of sterilized instruments.
The sterilization envelopes consist of a transparent plastic film coupled to a special paper.
This originally is an open cell paper, which allows the steam entering and leaving the sterilization cycle.
In the drying phase, the envelope undergoes a thermal shock such as to cause the closure of the open cells, thus creating a hermetic closure of the envelope.
Marking of instruments is an important step to be able to trace them.
- You know what "path" has followed every tool, from preparation to sterilization;
- On which patient each sterilized instrument was used;
- Traceability of the sterilization lot;
- Management of the sterilization date.
The final phase of the entire cycle takes place in the steam autoclave.
Sterilization takes place according to two pre-determined physical cycles.
The first at 134 ° C for ferrous materials and for all those manufacturers claim to be compatible with this temperature.
The second at 121 ° C for plastics, rubber and other materials for which manufacturers indicate that temperature is compatible.