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Ensuring Safe Care: Essential Steps in Medical Equipment Disinfection

In the medical field, hygiene and safety are fundamental pillars in guaranteeing quality care. Disinfection of medical equipment plays a crucial role in preventing the spread of infections nosocomiales. At IBL Specifik, specialists in the design and sale of cleaning and disinfection equipment and products, we emphasize the importance of this vital process. In this article, we'll explore in detail the various stages involved in disinfecting medical equipment, to ensure the safety of patients and medical staff alike.

Step 1: Preparation and pre-treatment

La première étape de la désinfection du matériel médical consiste en la préparation et le prétraitement. Cette phase initiale implique plusieurs actions clés :

  1. Identification du Matériel Classify equipment by type and use to determine the level of disinfection required.
  2. Retrait des Débris Remove visible debris and residues from the surface of the equipment with a clean, dry wipe.
  3. Preliminary decontamination If the equipment is heavily contaminated, initial cleaning may be necessary before disinfection.

Step 2: Cleaning

Cleaning is a crucial step in removing dirt, grease and organic residues that could protect micro-organisms. Here are the key cleaning steps:

  1. Choosing the right detergent Use a detergent suited to the material of the medical device. Avoid abrasive products which could damage surfaces.
  2. Wash with warm water Clean equipment with warm water and detergent, using soft brushes or non-abrasive sponges to reach all nooks and crannies.
  3. Rinçage Complet Rinse equipment thoroughly to remove any detergent residue.

Step 3: Disinfection

La désinfection proprement dite élimine les micro-organismes potentiellement pathogènes. Différentes méthodes peuvent être utilisées, notamment :

  1. Chemical Disinfection Use approved disinfectant solutions, following the manufacturer's recommendations for dilution and contact time.
  2. Thermal Disinfection In some cases, heat or pressurized steam can be used for disinfection.
  3. Immersion disinfection Immerse the equipment in a suitable disinfectant solution and observe the recommended contact time.

Step 4: Final rinse and drying

After disinfection, the equipment must be thoroughly rinsed and dried to remove any chemical residue and prevent biofilm formation. Follow these final steps:

  1. Rinçage Abondant Rinse equipment with sterile or demineralized water to remove all traces of disinfectant.
  2. Air drying Allow equipment to air-dry in a clean, dry environment. Avoid rags that could introduce contaminants.

Step 5: Verification and documentation

La dernière étape consiste à vérifier visuellement que le matériel est propre et sans tache, puis à documenter le processus de désinfection. Cela implique :

  1. Visual Inspection Check that the equipment is free from dirt, residues or other signs of contamination.
  2. Documentation Record details of the disinfection process in the appropriate files, including products used, contact times and persons responsible.

Our Medical Equipment Disinfection products and materials

IBL Specifik - JETBIO Airborne surface disinfection device - New in 2020

JETBIO 2020: Appareil de désinfection des surfaces

The JETBIO unit disinfects room surfaces without human intervention. Fully automatic, all you have to do is position it in the room, set the timer and switch it on!

  • JETBIO can handle volumes from 10m3 to 2000m3
  • Unrivalled power: capable of disinfecting a volume of 100m3 in just 10 minutes!
  • Mobile, light and very easy to use device
  • Bactericide - Virucide - Sporicide - Fungicide - Levuricide
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AIRBIO : Automatic Disinfection Machine

The mister or aero-spray AIRBIO allows you to carry out an automatic disinfection of volumes by air up to 300m3!

La machine AIRBIO est un brumisateur de désinfection qui propulse dans l’atmosphère le désinfectant écologique aux qualités exceptionnelles : APABIO.

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MINIBIO S1: Aerial disinfection of small volumes

Airborne surface disinfection is fast, simple and very effective! The MINIBIO S1 fogger allows you to disinfect surfaces by air in rooms up to 30m3.

The spray disinfection dry is a technique of airborne surface disinfection (DSVA). It consists of spraying a disinfectant in very fine droplets into the atmosphere, using a device called a mister, which runs on compressed air.

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APABIO Disinfectant Bio écological

3-year stable product: the secret of the range is based on stabilization by a physical process, the result of many years of scientific research, requiring no addition of stabilizing agents (e.g. heavy metals, silver ions, etc.).
Powerful 100% ECOLOGICAL Organic Disinfectant, based on hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid, non-toxic for humans and the environment.

Non-polluting, 99.99% biodegradable solution containing neither Formaldehyde, Chlorine, Phenol nor Heavy Metals. Compatible with the disinfection of materials in contact with foodstuffs.

Disinfecting medical equipment is an essential step in ensuring the safety of patients and medical staff. By rigorously following the steps of preparation, cleaning, disinfection, rinsing and drying, you contribute to creating a safer and more hygienic care environment. At IBL Specifik, we encourage you to put these essential steps into practice and choose our cleaning and disinfecting products and materials to ensure quality care and protection for all.

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