Used to monitor the effectiveness of the instrument cleaning process in ultrasonic cleaning equipment.
Proper cleaning is the first step to effective instrument reprocessing; if debris is not removed, the instrument surface cannot be effectively sterilized. The Hu-Friedy Ultrasonic Cleaning Monitors are used for monitoring the efficiency of the cleaning process in ultrasonic cleaners. The monitor strips contain a test soil that mimics the presence of blood and tissue that may be found on an instrument after use. During the test the monitor strip is assessing multiple variables of the cleaning process including cavitation, time, temperature, and detergent. Full removal the test soil from the strip indicates an effective cleaning process. The test strips should be used in conjunction with the holder (IMS-1200H) on a daily or per load basis.
How it works:
Insert single use Cleaning Monitor strip into the holder
Cleaning dental instruments is the first and very critical step in processing them for reuse. If debris is not removed from instruments, the sterilization process will not be effective since the steam or chemical vapor in a heat sterilizer must contact the instrument surface.