Key Surgical announces the addition of Polypropylene Brushes to its line of channel cleaning brushes. In instrument reprocessing, manual cleaning is required in the decontamination process and includes the use of a bristled brush to remove gross soil before sterilization. Many brush types are available with various bristle materials to choose from including nylon, brass and stainless steel.
“This new brush is certainly going to be a game-changer in decontamination,” says Brian O’Connell, chief operating officer of Key Surgical. “This new brush is modeled after our standard nylon channel cleaning brush, nylon bristles on a twisted stainless steel handle, but the polypropylene bristle material is more rigid.”
The polypropylene bristle is a synthetic material that is more rigid than nylon and can help with more effective removal of dried-on soil, blood or debris on or in an instrument, without causing damage or scratches. These brushes are extremely resistant to chemicals, do not absorb moisture, remain rigid even when wet, have an excellent resistance to bacterial growth and shed soil/debris easily.
Alana Suomela, product marketing manager of Key Surgical,says, “This brush provides central service (CS) personnel an additional choice in cleaning brushes to use when hard-to-remove debris is present. The bristles are bright blue, which help differentiate them from others within the department. When CS needs a bit more ‘oomph’ in cleaning, they’ll know to reach for Polypropylene Brushes.”
Available in four lengths (16 inches, 18 inches, 22 inches and 28 inches) and 13 diameters (.039 inches at the smallest and .750 inches at the largest), the majority of the new Key Surgical Polypropylene Brushes feature looped ends that help with hanging and storage. However there are a few styles designed to be pulled through an instrument channel or lumen completely, with the bristles centered on the stainless steel handle.
Key Surgical Polypropylene Brushes are packaged with convenience in mind (either 2/pkg or 50/pkg) and are in stock and available for same-day shipping.
Source: Key Surgical