A podiatry Washer Disinfector like those manufactured by Sanitech cleans and disinfects re-usable medical instruments and podiatry implements.
By using a thermal Washer Disinfector, rather than cleaning instruments by hand you will improve infection control, save valuable staff hours by removing tedious cleaning tasks, and enhance the maintenance and longevity of your instruments. This will result in a more efficient and safer practice for both your team and your patients.
It’s all about infection control
Reducing the transmission of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses and fungal infections is paramount for the safe treatment of podiatry patients.
Podiatry patients have the right to expect to be treated in a safe, clean environment and to know that any re-usable instrument has been cleaned and disinfected according to the level of clinical risk encountered.
All re-usable medical and podiatry instruments should be decontaminated every time they are used on a new patient. Decontamination refers to the combination of cleaning, disinfection, and sterilisation to make a re-usable item safe.
Longer life for your instruments
Podiatry instruments are used constantly for nail cutting, in-grown toenails and callous removal alongside other procedures. To keep them performing at their best, it is important to care for them in a way that not only reduces the wear and tear, but also keeps them clean, and minimises the chance of malfunction.
Cleaning podiatry instruments correctly in purpose-built surgical instrument racks ensures that the clipper spring remains stiff, and the outer surface remains untarnished. This is important to minimise the chance of contamination and enhance the usability of the instruments.
New podiatry surgical instruments are designed to be stiff at the outset and gradually wear in and will last many years with the proper maintenance and cleaning. Damage can be caused by incorrect cleaning of any podiatry instruments.
Save time and money
Podiatry instrument cleaning is often done by hand which is both time-consuming and ineffective.
By using fully automated thermal Washer Disinfectors you will not only save time and money, but also provide a safer environment for both patients and practice staff. In fact, your team will thank you for removing the tedious job of cleaning podiatry instruments, and it will make the workplace safer, avoiding injuries with sharp instruments.
How does a podiatry Washer Disinfector work?
A compact Washer Disinfector that sits on a benchtop, rather than underneath, is an ideal solution for Podiatry Clinics. Safe to use and fully enclosed it provides advanced protection against infection through thermal and chemical disinfection and sterilisation for all surgical applications including podiatry.
For example, the Series 8200 Washer Disinfector from Sanitech is designed and manufactured in Australia. Delivering a range of benefits to make any Podiatry Clinic run more efficiently, this benchtop unit provides effective and thorough instrument cleaning and disinfection for any podiatry tool.
The operation of a Washer/Disinfector is completely automatic. Most of the debris is removed during the pre-wash which employs a fine filter, and then empties the water before the next stage. A typical washer disinfector process consists of four cycles and usually operates within the following temperature ranges and for the appropriate time–temperature combination.
Sanitech also supply a range of specialist podiatry racks for clippers, burs, and other instruments, all manufactured in Australia from 304 medical grade Stainless Steel. Our podiatry racks are designed to hold instruments in the vertical position, enabling each instrument to be exposed to greater volumes of water during the washing and disinfecting cycle, providing much cleaner instruments. After the cycle instruments can be removed immediately, hot, dry, and ready for bagging.
Sanitech works closely with podiatrists all around Australia and introduced the popular Clipper Rack as a result of identifying a need in the market.
As an Australian manufacturer with over 35-years of experience in the design and fabrication of cleaning and maintenance of surgical instruments, medical instruments, medical equipment, surgical tools, surgical instrument racks, podiatry instruments and podiatry surgical instruments, Sanitech is leading the market.
For more information on how your podiatry practice can benefit from an automated thermal Washer Disinfector, call us on (03) 9809 2701 or send us an enquiry.