Surgical Instruments

Over 60% of correctly-processed surgical instruments exhibit residual protein soiling.¹

 
 

IF IT'S NOT CLEAN, IT SHOULDN'T BE STERILIzE

  • It is impossible to disinfect or even sterilize an inadequately cleaned instrument.

  • Any disinfection process is doomed to fail if cleaning is inadequate.

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BIOBURDEN ON SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

  • Bioburden refers to the population of viable micro-organisms contaminating an object, although it is also often used to describe residual organic material (protein etc.) on surgical instruments.

  • Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the efectiveness (i.e. antimicrobial activity) of disinfectants and sterilization.²

Bioburden on surgical instruments

BIOBURDEN & BIOFILMS IN BRIEF

  • Biofilm is an aggravating factor in bioburden removal strategies as 99% of bacteria exist in the form of a biofilm.

  • Biofilms form a protective barrier around infectious micro-organisms and often form on medical devices.

  • Biofilms and bioburden, including protein soiling, must be eliminated to ensure disinfection and sterilization.

  • Biofilms enhance survival of exposure to antimicrobials due to structural and functional properties of biofilm matrix.

  • Bacteria are up to 1000x more tolerant to biocides when in a biofilm.

Bioburden & Biofilms

an item that has not been cleaned cannot be assuredly disinfected or sterilized.

Public Health Agency of Canada

OneLife's solutions to achieve biofilmlysis :

Detect

No control without detection
Detect Kit Surgical instruments

Detect Kit

Control starts with detection. OneLife's DETECT kit includes DETECT Colorant, Indicator and Neutralizer.

Prevent

Routine prevention
EnziMed® Pre-Cleaner, EnziMed® Prevent and EnziMed® Instrument Washer

EnziMed® Pre-Cleaner, EnziMed® Prevent and EnziMed® Instrument Washer

Active against biofim matrix of multiple pathogens. Regular use impedes build-up of biofilm and incrusted soil. Helps avoid costly maintenance and repairs.

Curative

Curative treatment
EnziQure®

EnziQure®

The most efficient detergent in breaking down biofilm matrices of multiple pathogens. Less expensive for contaminated scopes than repairs.

OUR APPROACH IN SHORT :

  • Detection of contamination.

  • Biofilm matrix is dissolved with patented multi-enzymatic compounds, freeing instruments and endoscopes from contaminants.

  • Prepares instruments for effective sterilization.

Helping healthcare to be biofilm free