Surgical instruments and equipment save lives – if they’re regularly cleaned and disinfected or sterilised. But if not, they can spread healthcare-associated infections.
“It is good practice for shared clinical equipment to be cleaned with a detergent solution between patient uses, and disinfected where indicated,” according to the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.
Whiteley supplies hospitals in Australia and New Zealand with machine detergents, manual and ultrasonic detergents, stainless-steel brighteners and descalers, as well as the Proxy automatic endoscope reprocessing chemistry system.
Whiteley also offers training and support for its complete range of Central Sterile Service Department (CSSD) products.
Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising is an essential part of patient care.