Over half of all surgical instrument cleaning detergent products contain some level of enzymes. Details of which enzymes are used within enzyme surgical instrument detergent products and the methods for optimal cleaning outcomes are rarely published. The ONEcleaner enzyme surgical instrument detergents: remove proteinaceous bioburden, dissolve mineral encrustation, remove stains, and enhance the corrosion protective “passive layer” of stainless steel. The ONEcleaner enzyme surgical instrument detergents are “free rinsing” to render a residue free surface and condition hard wash water to avoid pitting and staining. The primary goal of surgical instrument cleaning is to remove soil proteinaceous bioburden which includes proteins, starches and lipids. This requires four enzymes cleaners ( Lipase, Amylase, Carbohydrase, and Protease) for effectively cleaning surgical instruments cleaner and faster with lower costs. The effective dosage rates stated for enzyme surgical instrument cleaners are often misrepresented. The optimal enzymatic enzyme detergent dosage rate (amount diluted per quantity of carrier solution, usually ounces per gallon of neutral pH water) is a result of the types of enzymes and the concentration level of enzymes within the product. Detergents can render inferior performance with higher levels of concentration. Enzymes can render better performance at higher levels of concentration. To determine the optimal dosage rate with highest cleaning result begin with the dosage recommended by the manufacture and then adjust the dosage higher or lower based on your cleaning outcomes. The cost of enzyme cleaning products must be reconciled by the cleaning outcomes. The optimal application time for surgical instrument cleaners is determined by the level of soil hydration, the amount of soil, and the mass of items being cleaned. Claims as to enzyme detergent products “cleaning within minutes” are fallacious without specifics as to the above parameters. The four enzymes necessary for optimal cleaning outcomes are: lipase enzymes to breakdown fatty acid residue from the glycerol residueor a phospholipid, amylase enzymes to breakdown starch and catalyze the hydrolysis of starch produce carbohydrates, carbohydrase enzymes to breakdown starch, protease enzymes to breakdown proteins such as blood proteinases and peptidases. The use of enzyme detergents cleaners allows for the use of lower temperatures cleaning and shorter periods of cleaning, often after a preliminary period of soaking. Enzyme surgical instrument cleaners must be cost-effective and safe to use. The ONEcleaner combination of materials prevents pitting of medical devices and protects the enzymes against damage by deterrents during storage. It has been reported that spraying enzyme surgical instrument detergent products has resulted in respiratory irritations. It is suspected that this is due to the enzyme aerosols. Applying the enzymatic enzyme detergent in a liquid or foam state avoids this complication. The ONEcleaners are used worldwide for cleaning surgical instruments more effectively. The ONEcleaner is biodegradable and neutral pH. The ONEcleaner enzyme detergent surgical instrument cleaners are a non-ionic surface cleaner for removing stubborn stains. The ONEcleaner highly concentrated medical device enzyme surgical instrument cleaners boost reprocessing productivity and cut cleaning costs.
The ingredients for medical enzyme detergent surgical instrument cleaners are a combination of enzyme cleaners and detergents necessary for optimal cleaning of medical devices, surgical instruments, utensils, mobile patient care medical equipment, and scopes.
The ONEcleaner chemical delivers surface lubricating ingredients that protect against corrosion, remove stains, and build the protective "passive layer" of the surgical stainless steel.
Surgical instrument cleaning enzymes are proteins produced by all living organisms that act as catalysts to speed up chemical reactions that would otherwise occur at a much slower rate. Catalysts delivered with the enzyme cleaners help the cleaning process from a beginning to an end. The enzyme catalysts are not used up in the reaction so they are available to help multiple reactions. Surgical instrument cleaning enzymes fit their target substrates like a lock fits a key. The surgical instrument cleaning enzymes active site is open only to specific target substances with a matching chemical and three dimensional shape. If the substrate doesn't fit the medical device cleaning enzymes can't enter and no cleaning reaction occurs. This makes the action of surgical instrument cleaning enzymes highly specific for their substrates. For this reason specific enzymes are needed for effectively cleaning medical devices. The four enzymes necessary for effective cleaning are: protease surgical instrument enzyme cleaners to breakdown proteins including blood, amylase surgical instrument enzyme cleaners to breakdown starch and catalyze the hydrolysis of starch, lipase surgical instrument enzyme cleaner to breakdown fats and high level lipids, and carbohydrase surgical instrument enzyme cleaner to breakdown high level starches. Enzyme detergents that do not offer these four enzymes cannot remove all forms of proteinaceous bioburden and will not be as effective for cleaning medical devices. When bioburden has been emulsified, i.e. during suction, the bioburden becomes more challenging to remove, particularly lipids and proteins. Highly concentrated protease enzyme cleaners and lipase enzyme cleaners are necessary.