Monitoring, The Critical Second Step
Cleaning is the Critical First Step. Monitoring is the Second
ANSI/AAMI ST79 and other guidance documents provide the rationale for routine monitoring. What used to be a weekly task has become a daily requirement.
Recognizing the importance of monitoring the cleaning process, Case Medical’s recently patented Case Soil Wash Indicator is designed to check the efficacy of automated washers and ultrasonic cleaners, as well as the cleaning agents used, with a focus on the process of cleaning.
While other products on the market use plastic substrates and their soil sample may include blood only or other organic soils excluding blood, Case Soil Indicator is a stainless-steel coupon simulating soiled surgical tools. Our indicator has a defined area for inspection where a specific volume of sterile blood components, proteins, carbohydrates and fats representative of bodily fluids and tissue are applied.
The Case Soil Indicator creates a real challenge to the cleaning process by placing the coupon within a holder simulating a hinged surgical tray.
Please visit our new website www.casemed.com that includes educational programs, instructional videos, and on-line seminars to reinforce best practices and to share up-to-date information about our company and the new technologies we’ve introduced for improved patient outcome.
Follow visual inspection with Case Medical’s Protein Detector to verify that any non-visible protein is truly gone.
Contact us now for more information on Case Soil and how it can benefit your facility and ultimately the patient.
Please join us on February 15, 2018 for an updated Webinar on Endoscope Processing presented by Nancy Chobin.
Please click on the link below to register for one of the two sessions:
Case Medical educational programs are free of charge and are accredited for IAHCSMM and CBSPD CEUs. Our Case Academy online provides continuing education for sterile processing professionals and OR nurses.
Marcia Frieze, CEO, and the Case Medical Team