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Best practise to select a cleaning indicator

Best practise to select a cleaning indicator

Automated cleaning processes must be optimized to clean the contaminated goods. Of course the process is different, if e.g. surgical, urological or dental instruments shall be cleaned. Since instruments and their contaminations are quite different, there is a variety of different washer-disinfectors, cleaning programs, detergents etc. Cleaning processes are monitored with artificial test soils, so-called cleaning indicators. But how can a cleaning indicator be selected so that it is suitable to monitor the used process?

The correct practice to select a cleaning indicator is described in the new gke Technical information TI 730-126. This technical information and many other documents about questions concerning reprocessing are available under downloads.