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Understanding Dark Grey Streaks and Haze on Aluminum Sterilization Containers: A Closer Look
June 05, 2024
As a sterile processing manager, encountering unexpected dark grey streaks and haze on aluminum sterilization containers can be perplexing, especially when it coincides with the installation of a new washer and detergent. Despite the new detergent consistently passing weekly cleaning tests, the question arises: can a good cleaning agent also cause discoloration?
Cleaning Insights for Veterinary Clinics to Save Time and Ensure Instrument Hygiene
May 09, 2024
In the hustle and bustle of a veterinary clinic, time is a precious commodity. Every minute counts, especially when it comes to keeping high infection control standards while managing multiple procedures simultaneously. However, the challenge arises when instruments require immediate cleaning after use, and the drying of soils on these instruments can lead to unnecessary complications.
Open Sesame: Answering Chemical Shelf Life and Use Life Questions
May 01, 2024
How long is your chemical good for after opening the bottle? This question may be posed to a sterile processing technician during an audit or survey resulting in a panicked call to the chemical manufacturer.
Upgrade Your Clean: Switch to Tergo™ HDF for a Greener Solution
April 16, 2024
As part of the United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) HFC phase-down initiative, Tergo™ MCF (Metal Cleaning Fluid) is being replaced with Tergo™ HDF (Heavy Degreasing Fluid).
If I Could Save Time in a Bottle - Selecting Detergents for Fast Cycles
April 01, 2024
The singer Jim Croce said it best in a song from the seventies, “If I could save time in a bottle.” Is it possible to save time by selecting the right bottle of detergent for instrument washer fast cycles?
You Snooze, You Lose: Act Now Before It's Too Late
March 15, 2024
In the ever-evolving landscape of industry and technology, adaptability is key to survival. Every now and then, changes occur that require fast action to avoid disruption to operations. One such impending change is the phase-out of 3M Novec™ Specialty Fluids by 2025. With time ticking away, it's crucial for you to plan ahead and secure reliable alternatives to avoid potential shortages and interruptions.