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These days, more attention is focused on the risks of spreading infections between patients when medical instruments are reused.  There is an inclination towards sterilization rather than only using a disinfectant. For opting the right sterilizer, it is important to have some basic information about the sterilizer. These sterilizers are used in multiple streams like a dentist, veterinarians, doctors, lab technicians, surgeons, piercing artists and tattoo artists. All of them have needs of different kinds of sterilizers. Have some knowledge of the different kinds of sterilization to ensure you make the right choice of the sterilizer.

Eto/EO: This method of sterilization is used for items, which is unable to withstand the humidity which are created by the other methods of sterilization. Ethylene Oxide is used in this method. This is most commonly used in plastic, cardboard and electric components.

Steam: Invented in the year 1880, steam is used for surgical instruments, glassware and medical waste.

Dehydrogenations or dry Heat: This is apt for those products that tend to get degraded when exposed to moisture or steam but at the same time can withstand high temperatures. Petroleum products, needles, metal instruments are sterilized in this manner often.

Choosing a Sterilizer: Since there are different options available for sterilizers, it is important to search for the specific one which meets your requirement to the tee.

Dental Equipment sterilizer: You need to check out the sterilizers required for dental practice, which has been approved by the FDA and meets the required standards. It is necessary to make sure the equipment used on one patient is sterilized before using it on another one. Since a dentist handles many patients on a regular basis, the dry heat method is used for the sterilization. This dry heat also tends to increase the lifespan of the equipment.

Laboratory Sterilizer: The sterilizer used in a lab depends on the type of lab. You can find that in most of the labs, large steam sterilizers are used frequently. You can opt for equipment, which works out affordable as there is no requirement to meet the FDA standards.

Medical Practices: Gynecologists and orthodontists tend to make use of equipment, which is highly expensive and thus opt for the dry steaming methods. Other medical practitioners normally use the disposable equipment.

Body Piercers, Tattoo artists: Tattoo artists, salons and spas need to have a very sterile environment. There are some states, which makes it mandatory to use these instruments only after it is sterilized with an autoclave.

Veterinarians: For vets, it is important to follow practices, which avoid contamination between animals. They should get their equipment tested for choosing the apt sterilizer.

Types of Sterilizer

Opting for a Sterilizer: Making it concise, here are the few tips that can help you make the right choice of a sterilizer.

  • Requirements of the sterilizer and the frequency these are used.
  • Size of the sterilizer depending on the practice adapted.
  • Deciding on a used or a new sterilizer.
  • Obtaining replacement parts is required.
  • Finding a trustworthy seller.

Look for reputation and experience of the manufacturer of the sterilizer. There are multiple stores listed online and conducting a search is comfortable and convenient solution. You can compare he different prices quoted so that you are assured of a good deal. It is advisable to opt for a new sterilizer as you are handling patients and at the same time safety is your utmost priority. Even if you wish to opt for a used sterilizer, you need to ensure that it is in good condition. These tend to work out more affordable. Finally, check the warranty on the product.

This Guest Post was written by: Jack Louis

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