What is Sterilization Reel?
Sterilization ReelWhat is a Sterilization Reel?
As a packaging solution designed for use in sterilization applications, sterilization reel provide protection against contamination of medical devices with bacteria and chemicals from the moment of sterilization to the use of sterile medical devices.
What Is Sterilization Reel Used For?
Sterilization reels provide safe solutions for small clinics and dental practices. Sudemed Sterilization Reels are designed to be used in steam, ethylene oxide and formaldehyde sterilizers. Provides an effective and safe solution against re-contamination after sterilization.
Why Is It Important to Use a Sterilization Reel?
Today, infection control has become very important as more and more bacterial strains are becoming resistant to anti-biotics. Preventing infection has become the key word now. Therefore, sterilization reels and other auxiliary items have now become indispensable for hospital sterile units.
What is the Area of Usage Sterilization Reel?
It is used to sterilize surgical instruments in medicine, laboratory, pharmacy and similar fields.
What are Sudemed Sterilization Reel Made of, What Do They Contain?
Sudemed Sterilization Reels, which are closed on three sides, are produced from multi-layer transparent PET / PP film and medical kraft paper.
It consists of strong edge weld resistance and clearly visible adhesion channels in its design.
It is produced from the world's highest quality 60gsm and 70gsm medical kraft paper.
It consists of a reinforced film that minimizes the risk of tearing. Film laminations do not contain solvents.
The pouches contain water-based non-toxic steam and ethylene oxide (EO) process indicators.
11 Tips for Sterilization Reels
1) Do not reuse sterilization pouches that you will cut from rells! The material from which the pouches are produced has been developed to expand when exposed to heat, moisture and chemicals. This design allows heat and chemical to penetrate to the pouch. As the pouch cools, it wraps the content and protects it from the outside atmosphere. The material is produced to accomplish this only once. The reuse of sterilization pouches puts your patients' health at risk because the material does not expand and shrink again. And there is no guarantee that sterilization is achieved or maintained a second time.
2) Each sterilizer has special materials suitable for use. It is important to check your autoclave's instructions before select the item.
3) Clinics occasionally tend to use both external and internal indicators in one pouch at the same time. The outside indicator allows to see whether the item has been processed, while the indicator inside shows whether the process has successfully reached the inner side of the pouch. Some products have built-in chemical indicators. These are the ideal types of indicators and make the process quite simple.
4) It is important to purchase the ideal reel size for the equipment you will perform the test on.
5) Avoid overfilling the pouch that you will get from reels! This can cause problems with puncture and tear of the material.
6) Allow the load to dry completely before removing it from the sterilizer. If you remove the material before the pouch is dry yet completely, you run the risk of contamination.
7) Check the indicators after sterilization before moving the materials to storage!
8) Store the reels in a cool and dry place. Heat and moisture can endanger the accuracy of indicators.
9) One of the most omitted concepts in sterilization is cross contamination. The front layer must be completely separate from the paper when opening the pouch. The outer part of the pouch has been exposed to the external environment. After peeling, the possibility of cross-contamination arises if the tools contact surface of front film.
10) After sterilization, keep the pouches in stable conditions without moving them too much. Repeated motion can endanger the material.
11) Most sterilization failures are caused by the mistakes made by the operators. Understanding products and their usage parameters can mean the difference between putting patients at risk and providing a safe infection control environment.