Medical Device Reprocessing is one of the essential components of Infection Prevention and Control. For smooth operation of devices and safe patient care, thorough cleaning is important prior to disinfection or sterilization. Saraya's Medical Device Reprocessing products are developed to provide healthcare facilities with multiple washing and disinfection options for proper and effective reprocessing.
Classification of Medical Device
Medical devices are categorized as Critical, Semicritical and Noncritical items according to the degree of risk for infection involved in the use of the items. Each category requires different reprocessing method including cleaning, disinfection and sterilization.
Cleaning is the removal of visible soil such as blood and body fluids from devices and is normally accomplished using water with detergent or enzymatic products such as Saraya Power Quick Series.
Disinfection is a process that eliminates many or all pathogenic microorganisms, except large number of bacterial spores, from devices. Usually, liquid chemicals such as Acecide or wet pasteurization are used in healthcaare settings.
Sterilization is a process that destroy or eliminates all forms of microbial life including bacterial spores. Usually, steam under pressure, dry heat, EtO gas, hydrogen perxoide as plasma and liquid chemical are commonly used in healthcare settings.