Instruments baskets made from sheet metal (compared to wires) protect instruments better but drying and cleaning performance are frequently controversially discussed. This study compares drying of loads of 50 standard instruments in wire and sheet metals baskets under different drying temperatures and times, with and without rinse aid (different formulas and dosages). The weight difference is measured before and after cleaning in repeated cycles.
The Committee for Hygiene, Construction and Technology (FA HBT) of the German Society of Sterile Supply (DGSV) together with the DGSV board invited experts to meetings in 2016 and 2017 to discuss in detail the topic of control of environmental conditions in a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED).