OPA based disinfectants have been associated with anaphylactic reactions in bladder cancer patients undergoing repeated cystoscopies, and consequently, OPA is contraindicated for use with all urological instrumentation utilized for cystoscopy or any other urological procedures for patients with a history of bladder cancer.
We have developed a comprehensive series of educational programs on a variety of infection control topics that can be used for group or individual training. Each training program is presented in a slide presentation and utilizes an abundance of pictures to provide viewers with a better understanding of the subject being covered. Accredited through multiple organizations, one CEU certificate is included with each GROUP-01 CD-ROM, which has 12 educational programs.
All items are hot when they come out of a steam sterilizer. It Is standard procedure that heat-resistant gloves be worn when handling items right from the sterilizer. You should use the same precautions when removing the Lantor Cube from the sterilizer. The clamp can be easily disassembled while wearing the heat resistant gloves.
The Lantor Cube has been tested to ensure reliable and accurate performance. The twenty five uses was established based on the results of this test data. While the Lantor Cube test pack is cleared for 25 uses, each indicator test sheet should only be used once.
All lots of Rapicide® OPA/28 Test Strips are tested and certified for efficacy prior to shipment. Users can download the Certificates of Analysis for each lot of test strips used by visiting the following website: http://www.medivators.com/customer-support/certificates-analysis. Facilities may also perform additional quality testing according to their facilities’ policy and procedure. Periodic testing ensures the test strips are being properly stored and consistently providing accurate MRC readings. A quality assurance protocol is outlined on the instructions for use provided with every box of Rapicide® OPA/28 Test Strips.
Yes, we have many sample policy & procedures, instructional wall posters, pocket guides and other educational aids to assist in compliance with infection prevention best practices, as defined by AAMI, AORN, SGNA and CDC.
There is an inside and outside to masks. All Crosstex masks have a non-dyed (white) inside layer to be worn next to the skin, with the earloops attached to the outer layer. Mask ties or earloops can be adjusted, twisted and angled to pull mask edges tightly to the face contour to prevent leakage.
It is recommended that the MRC of any High-Level Disinfectant be tested prior to each use to ensure the efficacy of the HLD process. HLD chemistries should be tested with the appropriate test strip to ensure the minimum effective concentration of the product is above levels needed to achieve high-level disinfection. NOTE: Only Rapicide OPA/28 Test Strips should be used to test the MRC of Rapicide® OPA/28 High Level Disinfectant.
It is recommended that a new mask be worn for each patient, and that masks be changed every 20 minutes in a wet environment and every 60 minutes in a non-aerosol environment, additionally if the mask becomes wet, it should be changed when possible.
There is no time limit as to how soon the BI should be activated and incubated; however, test results will be delayed equal to the delay in incubation. Therefore, we recommend activation 10 minutes after cycle completion to allow the vial to cool, and then promptly putting the vial in the incubator in order to provide both peace of mind and timely records.
AERs will naturally lose small volumes of HLD chemistry during each cycle performed. In a MEDIVATORS AER, customers can expect to lose approximately 20–30 ml of HLD chemistry during each cycle run due to normal equipment performance, drainage, and rinsing. It is expected that customers will need to top-off the HLD chemistry with an additional half-gallon of product every 60-70 cycles. The need to top off chemistry may not have been noticed with previous OPA products which are typically discarded and replaced prior to 70 cycles. Users experiencing the need to top-off chemistry with significantly higher volumes of chemical, or at more frequent intervals should contact their AER manufacturer to ensure proper function of the equipment.
Crosslinking chemistries, such as OPAs may leave behind a blue-grey staining on basins and instruments should they come into contact with residual proteins left behind during the pre-cleaning process. Should this reaction be experienced, review the efficacy of your pre-cleaning procedures and adjust as needed.
Double pouching is an accepted practice based on user preference. When choosing to double pouch, the inner pouch should be located in the same direction as the outer pouch (paper to paper, film to film). Selecting the correct size inner pouch is important to avoid having to fold the inner pouch, which can compromise sterility. Special Note: Paper/plastic pouches are not recommended for use inside wrapped trays or rigid containers as this can compromise sterility.