Enzymatic Detergents and Contamination Control: A Guide for Instrument Reprocessing

Although instrument reprocessing procedures are evolving at a rapid pace, the removal of organic debris on medical devices continues to be an issue. Soil remaining on instruments after cleaning can cause the sterilization process to fail, therefore jeopardizing patient safety. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of how enzyme detergents work and best practices for cleaning instruments to support infection prevention.

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