If our automated cleaning system prevents just one hospital acquired infection, it will cover the cost of the unit.
Jackson, Michigan (PRWEB) August 31, 2011
At a recent joint summit of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held in Silver Springs, MD to discuss the reprocessing of reusable instruments, the Tempest Surgical Instrument Washer from Midbrook Medical was recognized for its ability to help hospitals more effectively clean cannulated instruments, thereby reducing the risk of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs). A representative from the Clinical Risk department of a leading university research hospital identified the Tempest as a solution to the problem of cleaning cannulated instruments, and also credited Midbrook Medical with bringing this technology to the healthcare field.
To help improve the process of cleaning cannulated instruments, Midbrook Medical, the Jackson, MI, based manufacturer of medical decontamination equipment, developed the Tempest specifically for these problematic devices. Due to 30 years of experience in the industrial washing industry, Midbrook was able to develop a process that other medical washer companies did not have the ability to perfect. Midbrook’s Tempest utilizes digital ultrasonic action to clean the outside of cannulated instruments while also power flushing the interior lumen with enzymatic solution. This process achieves a cleanliness level that cannot be matched by manual brushing or simple fluid flow. Since the cleaning process is completely automated, the Tempest also ensures that the cleanliness level remains consistent from cycle to cycle. The process performed at the healthcare facility is the same process that was developed and extensively tested by Midbrook Medical to maximize effectiveness.
Individuals at a leading university research hospital had recently begun to investigate the cleanliness levels of their cannulated instruments when they became interested in the Tempest. Their in depth study of the Tempest and its ability to clean cannulated instruments culminated in their presentation at the FDA/CDC conference. The findings from their study convinced them that the Tempest is the solution to the question of how to adequately reprocess cannulated instruments. They also credited Midbrook Medical with bringing the technology necessary to do so from the industrial washing industry to the world of medical device washing.
“We are no longer neophytes in this industry,” says Midbrook Medical Vice President Jamie Crowley. “We have quickly been recognized as leaders in the infection prevention and reposable instrument reprocessing field. The ideas we had about crossing industries has been embraced, and other organizations have recognized the Midbrook Medical Tempest as much more than an ultrasonic washer. If our automated cleaning system prevents just one hospital acquired infection, it will cover the cost of the unit.”
The university research hospital that conducted the study was convinced enough to order multiple Tempest units for use in their new expansion that is currently under construction. As word continues to spread about the capabilities of the Tempest, Midbrook Medical expects more hospitals to follow suit.
For more information about Midbrook Medical and its custom fabricated medical equipment and decontamination systems visit http://www.midbrookmedical.com/, or call 1-517-787-3481.
Midbrook Medical is the minority owned, women owned, Michigan based solution provider to the Healthcare market. Midbrook is not a medical company looking to be a copy cat distributer of decontamination equipment. Rather, Midbrook is the world leader in custom designed, process specific cleaning equipment focused on taking the expertise learned in other industries and applying it effectively to issues within the medical industry in order to provide cleaner instruments that will, in turn, make sterilization more effective.