Implantable objects and Anesthesia masks disinfection

Implantable objects for articulations should come sterile from their procurement from the manufacturer.

Implantable objects such as bones, screws, plates and meshes, which are not sterile, should be sterilized in an autoclave and maintained in the service until the biological indicator is negative. HLD cannot be carried out on implantable objects.

Anesthesia masks and intranasal airways should be cleaned and disinfected after each use.

Wash the internal and external parts of anesthesia masks with a brush, soft detergent and water.

In order to clean the interior of intranasal airways, a round, flexible brush should be used.

Inspect the masks in order to confirm their integrity. If the rubber is broken or cracked, parts of the mask are missing, or the rubber around the edge is missing, the mask should be discarded.

Clean by sonication for 10 minutes.

Rinse with water.


Submerge the masks and intranasal airways in glutaraldehyde for 10 minutes.

Remove the objects, rinse with clean water and allow them to air dry.

Adequate reprocessing of reusable anesthesia materials is the responsibility of the Sterilization Plant.

Tuesday, May, 14, 2024

Sterilization manual for health centers

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