Often invisible to the naked eye, biological soil residues left behind by insuffcient cleaning can shield bacterial spores from sterilization processes, and become a breeding ground for pathogens.
Cleaning throroughly to completely remove these residues is required before high-level disinfection or sterilization can begin. Verifying that adequate cleanding has taken place can be a daunting task, expecially with complex instruments, such as flexible endoscopes.
As with sterilization, it's important to monnitor the performance of your washer-disinfector during each wash cycle. The WD-Chex Washer-Disinfector Monitor provides a challenge to your washer-disinfector without introducing any biological derivatives into your machine. The synthetic soil completely disappears from the strip after a successful cycle.
Propper Manufacturing is proud to introduce our new environmentally friendly, latex, lead-and-heavy metal free Once-A-Day EcosTM Bowie & Dick test pack. The new, smaller in size pack reduces waste and offers significant savings on storage and transportation while guaranteeing excellent clarity of color change and detection of sterilizer malfunctions. The pack is bio-degradable, providing an additional benefit for the environment.
The new Once-A-Day Ecos Bowie & Dick test pack will detect sterilizer malfunctions including: presence of residual air in sterilizer chamber due to vacuum pump malfunctions, leaks and poor steam quality; low temperature/pressure conditions and wet steam. The ink changes color from blue to pink under adequate sterilization conditions and the color will not revert even if test end-point was not reached. For use in cycles run between 134oC-137oC with 3.5 minute exposure.
The Once-A-Day EcosTM test pack is a Class 2 sterilization indicator according to ISO 11140-1, 2014 and it complies with performance requirements of the ISO 11140-4:2007 standard for Bowie Dick tests.
For 70 years we have developed a valued, trusted and evolving relationship with medical professionals practicing in all of the fields in which we specialize: • Sterilization/Infection Control • Laboratory Products • Surgical Products • Diagnostic Sets & Instruments • Ophthalmic Instruments • Laryngoscopes