Clear Flush® Kerrison Rongeur
AIM is proud to present the latest advancement in surgical instrument technology, the AIM Clear Flush® Kerrison Rongeur. Now, one of the most difficult instruments to clean is one of the easiest and cleanest!
With its patented design and unique flushport, 99.9998% of all infectious bioburden can be removed from the instrument with a simple flush. This new design allows for increased steam penetration to permit 100% bacteria kill, and is “Moisture Free” after every sterile reprocessing cycle. The Clear Flush® design provides improved internal lubrication ensuring a smoother action and prolonged instrument life.
The AIM Clear Flush® design and cleaning results have been validated by Nelson Laboratories, using AAMI’s protocol. Please see Nelson Summary or view the validation report for more information, or contact AIM at 913-814-8015.
In a laboratory test described as a ‘worst case’ scenario, six AIM Clear Flush® Kerrisons (1mm – 6mm) were inoculated with Artificial Test Soil (ATS) containing hemoglobin, protein, and carbohydrate and allowed to dry for twenty-four (24) hours. The Kerrisons were then placed into a Tempest Washer and 100% of the dried, encrusted test soil was flushed from all six of the world’s only flushable, patented Clear Flush® Kerrisons.
The twenty-four (24) hour inoculation period was designed to replicate a real world situation from the start of a surgical procedure, the duration of a procedure (up to 14 hours or more for a transplant), transport to decontamination and the eventual start of the cleaning process. No other brand or type of Kerrisons has ever attempted and passed this level of cleaning validation and testing.
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AIM Clear Flush® Kerrison Cleaning Validation Test
Click to see why manufacturers must validate their cleaning instructions (IFUs) for surgical instruments to protect patients: The New Requirements For Cleaning Validation Of Surgical Instruments
NBCNews.com: Are hospitals using dirty surgical tools?
A new report suggests doctors across the country are using surgical tools contaminated with blood and other debris and because the FDA doesn’t require hospitals to report it, many incidents are unknown. NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
Source: NBC Today Show, Feb. 22, 2012