High-level disinfection stages – Rinse of the disinfecting agent

The fifth stage of high-level disinfection is rinsing of the disinfecting agent, which we review below the important points during the steps:

  • Place the tray in the rinsing sink.
  • Make an abundant amount of potable quality running water circulate through the channels of the endoscope.
  • Proceed with the rinse of the instrument’s exterior.
  • Carry out successive rinses of the instrument in order to eliminate all of the toxic remains from the chemical agent used.
  • Discard the wastewater after each rinse.

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High-level disinfection stages – Disinfection itself

High-level disinfection stages – Drying

High-level disinfection stages – Rinse

High level disinfection stages – Washing

General guidelines for performing high-level disinfection