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Disinfection of medical instruments with sterilizers
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The use of high-pressure sterilizers is the most effective way to disinfect medical devices, which is the only way approved by all federal regulators.
The use of high-pressure sterilizers is the most effective way to disinfect medical devices, which is the only way approved by all federal regulators. But just inserting the instrument and waiting for the timer to ring doesn't necessarily disinfect it. If you want to thoroughly disinfect medical devices, you need to use high-pressure equipment correctly.

Pressure cookers use pressurized steam to kill bacteria and spores that contaminate instruments. High pressure acts on the water in the container, 15 pounds per square inch, and the pressure increases the boiling point of the water. The autoclave then heats the water to a new boiling point at a temperature sufficient to kill the pollutants, and the instrument must be exposed to pressurized steam for at least 15 minutes for sterilization.

Drain and refill the reservoir --- If the reservoir has not been drained, turn the knob to open the valve and let the water drain out. Then return the valve to the closed position.

Add water to the container - find a reservoir in the container. Fill it with distilled water to a specified height.

Install a pressure cooker - leave some space between the items to be disinfected so that no one will be touched. Bottles containing liquids should have loose caps. When the instrument is placed in the bag, the bag should be sealed loosely so that pressurized steam can enter the bag and contact all the surfaces of the bag. Don't add water to your autoclave. Running multiple loads is better than trying to load everything at once.

Close and Seal Cavity - Close and tightly seal the door before you open the machine. This is both a safety measure and a way to prevent steam leakage during the cycle.

Wait until the cycle is over - it's never a good idea to open the hatch halfway through the cycle. Remember, you're dealing with pressurized steam and it's heated far beyond the standard boiling point. Be sure to wait until the cycle is over and the autoclave cools before opening the door.

Be careful - When dismantling disinfection equipment, wear heat-insulating disinfection gloves and rinse glassware with hot water.

Drain the reservoir - After removing all the equipment, open the valve, drain the reservoir, and then close the valve again so that your autoclave is ready for the next cycle. Water accumulated in an unsealed autoclave may become a breeding ground for bacteria. After each use, it is better to wipe the inside of the box and the door seal clean.

The pressure cooker is used for a specific purpose - killing bacteria and spores that may contaminate the surface of the instrument. Use pressure cooker correctly to ensure that the equipment has been thoroughly disinfected.

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