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Why invest in a washer disinfector?

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Why invest in a washer disinfector?

22nd Jan 2021 in Dental, Healthcare, Animal Health

Infection control is a hot topic. With the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, as well as seasonal illnesses to contend with, it's vital that infection control remains a top priority You may have bought the best cleaning products, but have you considered investing in a washer disinfector unit?

These systems not only enhance your infection control procedures, but they also come with a host of other benefits that can help practices achieve best practice. Washer disinfectors come in a variety of sizes and capacities, so the right one for you depends on your instrument throughput and the space available.

Eschmann has two models available to suit the needs of any practice, the Miele PG8581 underbench washer disinfector and the Hydrim C61 WD benchtop unit. The Miele PG8581, with its capacity to hold 360 instruments per cycle, is ideally suited to practices that require a unit that can cope with a higher demand.

Practices with fewer instrument throughput should consider the Hydrim C61 WD, a smaller unit that still has the capacity to clean 120 instruments per cycle and easily fits into practices where space is limited. Both of these units provide fast, real-time recorded cycles that ensure you keep a validated record for whenever you may need to view or revisit them. These records are automatically stored and are a stress-free way to make sure you keep on top of your infection control procedures.

The Miele and the Hydrim both provide a validated exceptional standard of cleaning and disinfection plus a drying cycle, leaving instruments safe to be inspected and sterilised in your autoclave straight away. Plus, because they use specific detergents, they also help preserve instruments from the degradation and wear that hand washing, for example, can cause over time.

Hand washing dental instruments offers a number of risks, not only leaving people open to potential sharps injury, but also the risk of infections being passed on is much higher. While the majority of these infections are not likely to be anything to worry about, some blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis can have very serious health implications.

Washer disinfectors benefit your practice in many ways. They are not only safer in terms of infection control, but they also work faster to provide safe cleaning and disinfection of instruments, increasing practice efficiency for a speedier workflow.