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Tackling infection risks: advanced ultrasonics

David Jones offers an insight into the development of advanced ultrasonic technology to ensure effective cleaning of surgical instruments.

After years of R&D, the result is a solution that is claimed to render instruments and lumens completely protein free, while meeting the demands of HTM guidance.

The application of sound into fluid to deliver an efficient cleaning process has been around for many years and has been utilised to great effect. However, there is clean and then there is clean. So, what do we actually mean when we use this word? Certainly, the requirements for general commercial and industrial cleaning are far removed from what is required in the decontamination sector

Historically, ultrasonics have been used in an attempt to remove proteins from surgical equipment prior to processing in a thermal device. The results, however, were erratic – leading the sector, in many cases, to discard the process altogether through uncertainty of the results achievable with the equipment provided. Nevertheless, the fact remains, if set up correctly in a controlled manner, with complete focus on the application of sound, ultrasonic technology can achieve exceptional levels of precision cleaning capable of meeting the high demands of the healthcare and medical sector.

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

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Dusseldorf Germany
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Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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