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Cannulated & Robotic Surgical Instruments are Hard to Cleancannulated and robotic surgical instruments cleaned by the central sterile processing department

Surgical instruments are getting smaller and more complex, which is great for the surgeon and patient but makes them harder to clean and sterilize. It's critical for the Central Sterile Processing Department to have automated cleaning technology for cannulated and robotic surgical instruments because people’s lives are on the line. Available on Vizient GPO Contract #CE2900 (Vizient customers call for contract pricing.

Why Do Central Sterile Processing Departments Need Automated Cleaning Technology?

Manual washing and brushing doesn’t consistently clean the difficult to reach interior lumens of cannulated and robotic surgical instruments. Soil level, brush size, brushing time, and human error all reduce the likelihood of consistent cleaning results and increase the probability of leftover bioburden remaining in the instrument. And the next time the cannulated and robotic surgical instruments are used – even after sterilization – the organic matter can be uncovered, which exposes patients and staff to the risk of contracting healthcare acquired infections.

Tempest Automated Cleaning Technology for Cannulated & Robotic Surgical Instruments

Tempest automated cleaning technology for surgical instrumentsOur solution for your Central Sterile Processing Department is the Tempest by Midbrook. The Tempest uses automated cleaning technology to cover 2 manual processes and 2 automated processes in one high-powered machine. The Tempest acts as both a washer and a disinfector to offer consistent results through its automated cleaning technology that simply cannot be duplicated manually. The Tempest uses a combination of high-powered, tested, and proven washing actions: ultrasonics, enzymatic soaks, agitation, exterior and interior sprays, and air injection bubble cavitation stream.

Even with conservative estimates, the Tempest quickly pays for itself in labor savings. Additionally, because of its proven reliability, the Tempest saves money by reducing the hospital’s exposure to healthcare acquired infections by eliminating many of the human errors that are introduced with manual cleaning of cannulated and robotic surgical instruments.

Contact Us for the Tempest to Clean Cannulated & Robotic Surgical Instruments

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for the Tempest. For more information about automated cleaning technology or to speak with a healthcare specialist, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.


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