At 3M we understand the challenges you face in instrument reprocessing. We’re a global leader in the manufacture, supply and continuing innovation of biological and chemical indicators for sterilisation monitoring. We have led the way in developing new technologies and techniques that monitors all steps of the sterilisation process monitoring devices including Physical monitors, Chemical Indicators and Biological Indicators.
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Cleaning and disinfecting involves the removal of soil or organic material on instruments and is accomplished using water with detergents or enzymatic products.
When preparing items for sterilisation, instruments should be dried and inspected for cleanliness and functionality. Multipart instruments should be disassembled. Instruments should be held open and unlocked.
Sterilisation is a process which kills all forms of life (including spores). It prevents the growth of diseases, spreading of diseases and also any further risk for the patients.
Documenting the evidence in sterilisation process monitoring and labeling each pack so there is a traceable path to monitoring control records.
In association with APSIC (Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control), 3M plays in important role in the CSSD Center of Excellence Program. The COE is a team of people (CSSD, Infection Control, Operating Room) that promotes collaboration, use of standards/ guidelines (AAMI ST79) and best practices to deliver quality disinfection and sterilisation services for those served.