The all-in-ONE Surgical Instrument Cleaner
will lower your cleaning costs and
replace multiple Surgical Instrument Care products
for cleaning Surgical Instruments and cleaning Endoscopes.
Surgical Instrument Care
Cleaning Endoscopes
Cleaning Eye Surgical Instruments
Your first-line-of-defense against Preventing Surgical Instrument Corrosion is maintaining the passive layer of Surgical Instruments. Stainless steel surgery instruments are made of corrosion resistant high-grade specialty steels.  The key word here is “resistant”. Corrosion resistant does not mean  corrosion proof. One of the special characteristics of these steels is that the manufacturer forms a passive oxide layer on the surface, which protects them against  corrosion.  This makes surgery instruments as corrosion resistant as possible.  It is imperative that you maintain the passive oxide layer to prevent corrosion and  maintain your surgery instruments in optimal condition. If this is not done the stainless steel will be more susceptible to corrosion, pitting and stains.This will reduce the life of the surgery instruments and/or  render it useless. Initially, all “stainless steel” surgical instruments have the same corrosion resistance. When strength and hardness requirements are important factors for instrument function, corrosion resistance is generally lower. Increasing the corrosion resistance would soften the stainless steel. Manufacturers of surgery instruments and surgical instrument containers recommend the use of neutral pH cleaning concentrates. Newly developed neutral pH all-in-one or "combination detergent" cleaning concentrates have  been shown to be effective in optimizing the efficacy of the passive oxide layer. This will provide a longer life for stainless steel surgery instruments. Cleaning concentrates with a high or low pH have been shown to erode the passive layer. Don't just spray it, easy FOAM-it for more effective cleaning.
Nothing cleans faster than the UPS-1 Enzyme Washer Disinfector Detergent. Nothing will lower your surgical instrument cleaning costs as much as the UPS-1 Enzyme Detergent Washer Disinfector Detergent, and we guarantee it. The all-in-ONE Sponges: preloaded endoscope cleaning Surgical Instrument Cleaning Sponges Surgical Instrument Cleaner Washer Disinfector Detergent Interpreting Rust Yellow-brown to Dark-brown STAINS or Spots when Cleaning Surgical Instruments and Cleaning Endoscopes Neutral pH Cleaning Concentrates recommended by Device Manufacturers Virtually all manufacturers of surgical instruments, rigid scopes, flexible scopes, and instrument containers recommend the use of neutral pH Cleaning Concentrates. Generic  Example of this recommendation:
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easy FOAM-it pre wash Surgical Instrument Enzyme Lubricant Detergent, 12 ea. per case,
for hydrating debris, removing rust, encrustation, and improving the cleaning process. 
UPS-1 Washer Disinfector Detergent Enzyme Lubricant Cleaners, 4 gallons 1 pump per case,
for use at the decontam work sink for cleaning surgical instruments, utensils and scopes.
UPS-5 Washer Disinfector Detergent Enzyme Lubricant Cleaners, 5 gallon jug,
for surgical instrument washers, washer disinfectors, and ultrasonic instrument cleaners.
UPS-15 Washer Disinfector Detergent Enzyme Lubricant Cleaners, 15 gallon jug,
for surgical instrument washers, washer disinfectors, and ultrasonic instrument cleaners.
UPS-30 Washer Disinfector Detergent Enzyme Lubricant Cleaners, 30 gallon jug,
for surgical instrument washers, washer disinfectors, and ultrasonic instrument cleaners.
The surgical instrument cleaner with lubricant cleans surgical instruments residue free. 
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The high pH of bleach causes surface deposits of brown stains and might even corrode the instrument.  Even high quality stainless steel is not impervious to an acidic  bleach solution. Sort instruments by similar metal for subsequent processing so that electrolytic deposition (galvanic corrosion) due to contact between dissimilar metals will not occur. Cleaning, Conditioning, Disinfection & Sterilization of Surgical Instruments when Cleaning Surgical Instruments and Cleaning Endoscopes Clean instruments, or apply treatment to prevent the drying and encrustation of debris, as quickly as possible after use. Do not allow blood and debris to dry on the instruments. If cleaning must be delayed, place groups of instruments in a covered container with appropriate enzyme-detergent or apply an enzyme-detergent foam spray to delay drying. The use of pre-soaking enzyme-detergent foam sprays have been shown to reduce the time expended for manual cleaning and render higher quality outcomes. After surgery, open all box locks and disassemble instruments with removable parts. This will limit blood  drying on instruments that may cause them to corrode. The "all-in-one" cleaners and the enzyme-detergent foam sprays deliver a chemical complex to: maintain the hydration of bioburden, prevent corrosion, clean the surface, and condition the surface of instruments & scopes. Effective disinfection or sterilization: (Generic Sterilization with a Pre-Vacuum Sterilizer (HI-VAC): 270-272° F (132-134° C), 16-minute exposure time, with 4 pulses and a  30-minute dry time. Generic Sterilization with a Gravity Displacement Sterilizer: 270-272° F (132-134° C), 30-minute exposure time, with a 30-minute dry time.) Sterilization  of an inadequately cleaned instrument is not possible. Cleaning is the prerequisite for sterilization. Ultrasonic surgical instrument Cleaner when Cleaning Surgical Instruments Ultrasonic cleaners are very effective when used with hot water per manufacturer’s recommended temperature and specially formulated detergents. It is recommended that all visible debris and blood be removed from the instrument prior to ultrasonic cleaning. Contact between dissimilar metals can cause corrosion when Ultrasonics is applied. Lubrication of Surgical Instruments Prevent Staining and Spotting when Cleaning Surgical Instruments  Staining and spotting may result if residual chemicals are not completely rinsed from surgery instruments that are subjected to steam sterilization. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations for the proper sequence of treatments (cold water pre-wash, enzyme-detergent wash, purified water rinse/lubrication, and drying) is critical to prevent stains and spots. A Cleaning Concentrates that will avoid spotting are free-rinsing or rinse clean. Studies regarding the passive oxide layer of Surgical Instruments (Guidelines on metals and alloys in contact with food; Council of Europe. Measurable levels of nickel have been detected. It was also  shown that, as the number of subsequent uses increased, the level of nickel release diminished and reached a steady state (measured in the order of μg/l). These  observations reflect the changes that occur in the passive oxide layer on first immersion of stainless steels in aqueous media. What is a Stainless Steel Surgical Instrument? Stainless steel is essentially a low carbon steel which contains chromium at 10% or more by weight. It is this addition of chromium that gives the steel its unique stainless,  corrosion resisting properties. The chromium content of the steel allows the formation of a rough, adherent, invisible, corrosion-resisting chromium oxide film on the steel  surface. If damaged mechanically or chemically, this film is self-healing, providing that oxygen, even in very small amounts, is present. How is the passive oxide layer Manufactured and Maintained  when Cleaning Surgical Instruments and Cleaning Endoscopes? The passive layer or stainless steel is intended to prevent or resist corrosion. The process is called Passivation. Passivation and Polishing eliminate the carbon molecules  form the instrument surface. This forms a layer which acts as a corrosive resistant seal. Passivation is a chemical process that removes carbon molecules from the surface  of the instrument. This chemical process can also occur through repeated exposure to oxidizing agents in chemicals, soaps, and the atmosphere. Polishing, by the manufacturer, is a process used to achieve a smooth surface on the instrument. Surgical Instruments are polished because the passivation process leaves microscopic pits where the  carbon molecules were removed. Polishing also builds a layer of chromium oxide on the surface of the surgery instrument. Proper cleaning, handling, and sterilization will build up the layer of  chromium oxide and protect the Surgical Instrument from corrosion and /or pitting. In some circumstances older instruments have higher resistance to corrosion than new ones.
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The all-in-ONE Surgical Instrument Cleaner will lower your cleaning costs and
replace multiple Surgical Instrument Care products for cleaning Surgical Instruments and cleaning Endoscopes.
Surgical Instrument Care
Cleaning Endoscopes
Cleaning Eye Surgical Instruments
First-line-of-defense Preventing Surgical Instrument Corrosion.
the passive layer of Surgical Instruments.
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Washer Disinfector Surgical Instrument Washers, Surgical Instrument Cleaners, Surgical Instrument Trays, for cleaning surgical instruments.Tabletop Sterilizers Flash Sterilizer Cycle, Enzyme Detergent Surgical Instrument Cleaners
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