Washer-Disinfectors for Processing Surgical Instruments at Veterinary Practices

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Miele systems thoroughly clean and disinfect surgical instruments prior to sterilization, saving time and improving safety at busy veterinary practices.

Our technicians spend less time soaking and rinsing the instruments after surgery

To quickly and thoroughly clean and disinfect surgical instruments, veterinary practices are using new washer-disinfector systems by Miele, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances. The Miele Professional G 7889 and G 7899 systems effectively reduce the time vets and technicians spend between surgeries cleansing the instruments prior to sterilization. Miele Washer-Disinfectors are tested in accordance with ISO 15883 guidelines and are proven to clean and disinfect general surgical instruments without pre-soaking or manual pre-cleaning. The systems are compact, automated, and include a comprehensive two-year warranty. Miele Washer-Disinfectors provide veterinary practices with the ability to free up staff and safely reprocess instruments in a repeatable fashion.

“It does save a lot of time,” says Ryan Vadas, facilities manager at NorthStar VETS Center, a veterinary emergency trauma specialty center in Robbinsville, NJ. “Our technicians spend less time soaking and rinsing the instruments after surgery,” he added. Most of the surgeries performed at NorthStar VETS Center are trauma related involving repairing knees and spines or abdominal explorations. The facility uses a Miele G 7889 system to wash and disinfect instruments prior to sterilization.

“Veterinary practices constantly seek methods and procedures to increase efficiency while maintaining a high level of patient care,” says Ken Austin, a director with the Professional Division at Miele, Inc. “Cleaning and processing surgical instruments is an area in which our systems can provide a solution, especially as surgical tools used for both small and large animals become smaller and more complex,” he added. Proper cleaning of surgical implements is important for maintaining aseptic techniques and protecting animal patients and personnel, an important concern for state licensing boards and pet owners.

Both the G 7889 and G 7899 systems are equipped with specialized baskets and racks with injectors for processing the instruments used in veterinary surgeries. Highly durable, the systems are capable of performing optimally day in and day out for 15,000 hours, equating to up to 15 years of continuous service. The Miele control panel allows for easy operation, and extensive operating alarms and safety devices are built-in. Both systems circulate water at 105 gallons per minute for gentle yet powerful cleaning and heated forced air achieves rapid drying in the G 7899.

Miele Washer-Disinfectors are rated for intermediate level disinfection prior to sterilization. The systems assist vets in conforming to industry best practices and the instrument manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and sterilization. Miele Pro Service installs all washers and performs a verification performance test for both cleaning and disinfection to prove system performance. Veterinary practices can rely on free call center support, and Miele Service continually updates inventory of replacement parts to assure supply if needed.

For more information on Miele Professional Washer-Disinfectors, email medical(at)mieleusa(dot)com or call 800-991-9380. Visit http://www.miele-pro.com and follow us on Twitter at @MieleProUSA.

About Miele Professional
Miele Professional leads the way in the development of innovative technology and meets the highest demands in washing, dishwashing, cleaning and disinfection in commercial applications. Miele Washer-Disinfectors provide state of the art cleaning and disinfection of medical and dental instruments, giving hospitals, and medical and dental practices the utmost in safety and hygiene. With state-of-the-art systems that guarantee commercial durability and commercial throughput without sacrificing unparalleled quality, and ease of use, Miele is the definitive source for precision commercial cleaning equipment. Our product line includes: laboratory glassware washers, industrial parts cleaning systems, dental disinfectors and commercial laundry and dishwasher systems. Visit us at http://www.miele-pro.com or follow Miele Professional on Twitter @MieleProUSA.

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