Eiuroteknika Implants Cleaning instructions by 3H6tcET

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									 Instructions for cleaning,
 decontamination &
 sterilisation of surgical
 trays & cases


All surgical trays included in Euroteknika cases are made of 304L stainless steel. They are manufactured for use in all
sterilisation & cleaning processes. They can be used in ultrasonic baths, washer-disinfectors, chemiclaves & autoclaves. In
all cases please refer to the manufacturers user instructions for detailed advice.

Decontamination

- As soon as the implant surgical procedure is finished the click & torque wrenches should be dismantled and all
instruments & drills immersed in a disinfection bath. The instructions provided by the manufacturer regarding
concentration, timings and temperature must be complied with.

Cleaning

- Clean the stainless steel holders and instruments in an enzymatic cleaner or potable water or with the manufacturers
recommended solutions for washer-disinfectors. A flexible nylon (non-scratch) can be used as part of the cleaning
process.
- After cleaning, rinse thoroughly with distilled water to remove detergent &/or any particles
- Stainless steel products may be fitted with silicone inserts; these insets are also suitable for use with any
decontamination, cleaning & sterilisation process.
- It is vital to ensure complete drying of the trays & instruments before sterilisation
- The click & torque wrenches should be reassembled prior to sterilisation and the instruments are either put in the
surgical case, in the silicone insets or in a sterilisation bag.

Sterilisation

- Prior to the first sterilisation please remove all plastic sheets included in the cases
- Ensure that all debris has been removed from the instruments & trays during cleaning
- Place the surgical case and the instruments and trays in a sterilisation bag or wrapper
- Sterilisation must be achieved in an autoclave. The 134˚C 18-minute cycle has been validated to allow all euroteknika
products to reach a sterile state
- Follow the manufacturers instructions for the operation of the autoclave

Recommendations

Water marks
Some brownish marks on sterilised products are often mistaken as rust. These brown marks are mainly located in places
that are not easily accessible during cleaning and the rinsing process (eg hinges). You can prevent these marks by rinsing
thoroughly by reverse osmosis or distilled water and ensuring that the items are completely dry prior to sterilisation. To
avoid water marks on any stainless steel surface during sterilisation only distilled water should be used in the autoclave
as this contains no dissolved solids. If any other type of water is used the solids dissolved in the water will be left behind
as the instruments dry thus leaving undesirable marks

Corrosion
If disinfecting and ultrasonic baths are used for too long a period between changes in the solutions, the concentration of
the solution is increased by evaporation. If the instruments are not properly rinsed, then during the sterilisation process
these residues can burn & turn brown. Infrequently and only superficially a form of corrosion can be caused by contact
with a strong acidic or caustic solution. This is usually the result of rust coming from some instruments of a lesser quality
stainless steel.

Remedy
When you do end up with brown marks, Nichrominox, the manufacturer of the Euroteknika trays recommends a
“Cleaning Set” (Ref: 119960) which will remove the marks effectively and recover the bright stainless steel finish.



                Mail: d2d Implants Ltd, 17 Brunel Park Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8HR Company Registered England No: 6523262
                        Web: www.d2dimplants.co.uk Email: info@d2dimplants.co.uk Phone: 01332 381203 Fax: 01332 386556

								
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