Reusable device processing can be defined as activities to prepare a new or used device for its intended use. Processing steps can include cleaning, disinfection, and/or sterilization, depending on the device criticality. The types and levels of residual clinical soil (e.g., blood, tissue, bone, mucus) found on these devices following patient procedures can vary considerably depending on their clinical and surgical use.
The conference was introduced by the chair of the club, Val O’Brien with the news that next year’s conference dates had already been set and that it would be in Stratford-upon-Avon on the 30th to the 31st March 2020. As part of her opening address she relayed some interesting facts about Manchester although given the that it was April fool’s day, some delegates seemed unsure as to which facts were true and which were made up. But indeed, it is true that William Cowherd from Salford near Manchester is credited with first advocating the theory of vegetarianism in the UK!
Authors: T. Ohishi*, R. Fushimi
The cleaning result in an automated washer disinfector (WD) can be assessed by measuring the cleanliness of the surgical instruments after washing, but visual inspection does not give a quantitative result. Moreover, the method for measuring residual protein on surgical instruments is unsuitable for onsite evaluation because it is not rapid.