Medical Devices Medical Device Cleaning and Sterilization in Healthcare facilities


Medical Device Cleaning and Sterilization in Healthcare facilities

Cleanliness of medical devices is crucial. During the manufacturing process, all medical devices, whether disposable, implantable, or reusable, must be washed to remove blood, grease, fingerprints, and other manufacturing soils. To avoid infecting patients or causing disease, reusable items must be thoroughly washed and sterilised between each usage. Moving to the correct standard of cleanliness does not happen by mistake. 

Types of Medical Device based on Cleaning leval

Non-critical: Non-critical items are those that have only contact with the skin, or do not enter sterile body cavities or mucous membranes. Examples include stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, and patient lift slings.

Semi-critical: semi-critical devices are in contact with soft tissues, but are not in contact with sterile cavities. Examples include laryngoscopes, respiratory therapy equipment, anaesthesia equipment, sonography equipment, CPR face masks, etc.

Critical: Critical items are those that come into contact with sterile bodies, implantables, and so on. Examples include surgical equipment, forceps, biopsy equipment, eye equipment, including soft contact lenses, arthroscopes, laparoscopes, and bronchoscopes.

Medical Device Cleaning and Its Benefits:

Cleaning medical devices and equipment protects patients and clinicians by ensuring that harmful materials are stopped in their path before they can spread.

In order to control quality more easily, most hospitals disinfect and sterilise patient care devices in the central processing department. These devices would be managed by a sterile-processing technician in hospitals, while larger facilities would have their own reprocessing area.

Pre Cleaning helps remove visible organic residues, such as blood and tissue, and inorganic salts.

The objective of the validation is to prove that the system operates properly within the parameters established to ensure product, patient, worker and environmental safety.

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Conclusion: 

Medical device manufacturers must provide evidence that their products can be properly cleaned as part of the Food and drug administration approval process. As a result, most manufacturers now incorporate the establishment of a cleaning protocol as part of the design and development phase.


Published Date : May-2021