SafMed Introduces a Documentation System to Track, Record and Verify Medical Device Decontamination (Cleaning)

The current SafMed Tracking and Documentation system allows the CSSD and Theatre to trace and record the link between items used on patients and theirsterilization process.

SafMed is introducing an additional, complementary system to trace the link between medical devices used on patients and their cleaning process.

This system allows users to create a label containing vital reprocessing information. The label is affixed to the instrument check list. The check list is then placed inside the cleaned set ready for packaging. (Alternatively the label can be applied to the packing of a single packed instrument). The label is linked to the proof that the instrument washer was working correctly, or linked to information regarding the manual cleaning of that device (who cleaned it and when).

The label is removed from the instrument check list only when the sterile set/pack is opened and used on a patient. The label is then affixed to the patient’s perioperative document, linking the patient to the recorded cleaning process.

This additional label is attached next to the sterilization label in the perioperative document, facilitating a more detailed tracking system.

The system consists of the following items:

Labelling gun:

The labelling “gun”, with duplex tracking labels, enables the user to adjust the dial on the gun in order capture/document the date on which the medical device was cleaned, who the operator was, which washer and which cycle of the day it was. This information is applied via the duplex tracking label onto the instrument set check list.

Tracking labels:

The duplex tracking label is pre-printed with the term: DECONTAMINATED.

STF Load Check:

This device is designed to test the cleaning efficacy of the washer disinfector in accordance with ISO 15883 part 5. The STF load check is recommended to be used when medical devices are cleaned in an instrument washer.

Archive Envelopes:

This enables the user to archive all relevant data related to the performance of the instrument washer

This is an easy to understand, simple to implement, complementary system to enhance your ability to provide evidence of device decontamination.

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