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What is an Enzymatic Cleaner

An enzymatic cleaner is used in healthcare facilities to aid in the cleaning and decontamination of medical devices and other medical equipment and utensils. Enzymatic cleaners used in the Endoscopy and Sterile Processing Departments may be better known as enzymatic detergents, because they contain surfactants designed to...

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What is Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention in Healthcare

Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare

Most healthcare facilities have an infection preventionist who is an expert on preventing the spread of disease. This person, or an infection control team, work to reduce the risk of contagious...

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Everything About Autoclaves

What is an autoclave?

Autoclaves are also known as steam sterilizers, and are typically used for healthcare or industrial applications. An autoclave is a machine that uses steam under pressure to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores on items that are placed inside a pressure vessel. The items are heated to an appropriate sterilization temperature for a given amount of time. The moisture in the steam efficiently transfers heat...

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What is a Surgical Boom?

WHY ARE SURGICAL BOOMS IMPORTANT?

Surgical booms, also known as equipment booms, provide support for other equipment throughout the Operating Room. A surgical boom is designed to ergonomically centralize all surgical support equipment and utility services for OR staff. Booms are used in healthcare facilities where there is a need for access to medical gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, electrical power and audio-visual data services. By keeping cords out of the way of surgical staff, surgical booms reduce trip hazards. Most surgical booms also...

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