Soiled surgical instruments that have prolonged periods of time between use in the operating theatre and the decontamination process are more difficult to decontaminate.
It is recommended that surgical instruments should be kept moist, which prevents soil from drying on to the surgical instrument surfaces. Pre-soaking with an enzymatic detergent not only keeps the soil moist but also begins to break down soil, making the decontamination process easier.
As complex/ lumened instruments are very delicate and harder to clean on the inside, the Distal Duck range assists in the pre-cleaning stage. By keeping the instrument moist and flushing the port down with detergent this starts the cleaning process while in transit and helps the CSSD staff when manually cleaning the instrument.