Getinge Assured Wash Release Monitors
- The first important step in sterile processing
Monitoring all phases of the wash process
Getinge wash monitoring indicators perform routine process performance tests in washer-disinfectors. They monitor all phases of the wash process, including proper spray arm operation, water impingement, proper detergent selection and levels, water temperature and washer loading. Monitoring each shelf of each washer-disinfector enables you to ensure that all facets of the machine are operating properly and that efficient cleaning is achieved. The indicator is inserted into a reusable Wash Monitor Holder and placed face up in a tray.
The indicator is designed to meet the requirements of EN ISO15883.
- For use in washer-disinfectors
- For use with the re-usable Getinge Assured Wash Monitor Holder that mimics an instrument
- Test-soil is designed to parallel the removal of blood and tissue from surgical instruments
- No harmful components with non-toxic, synthetic soil (no actual blood components from any source are contained in the test-soil)
- Red = the cleaning process is insufficient, Clear = the cleaning process is sufficient
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of the Wash Monitors
Used routinely, the wash monitors provide independent verification that the cleaning process is consistently providing the desired cleaning result.
What are wash monitors used for?
Wash monitors/indicators are used both to verify the result of the pre-cleaning. For instance using an ultrasonic cleaner indicator, but also to assure the main cleaning and disinfection process performed in a washer-disinfector was satisfactory.
When are protein tests used?
A Protein test could preferably be used at the inspection of instruments to further detect protein residues on single cleaned and disinfected instruments – which would not be visible to the naked eye, for instance inside lumen instruments and endoscopes.
How fast are the protein tests?
With an instant protein reaction, these tests are quick and easy to use and can detect residual protein down to 1 microgram in less than 10 seconds.
When are Synthetic Tests used?
Synthetic Test soil can be used in order to simulate a ”real situation” when undergoing a validation or type testing a washer-disinfector or ultrasonic product.
Further Information about the Getinge Assured Wash Range
Effective cleaning is the first important step in sterile processing. The best way to verify cleanliness is a reliable testing protocol that includes test soil, wash monitoring, and residual protein testing.
Used routinely in washer-disinfectors or ultrasonic baths, the Getinge Assured Wash Monitors provide independent verification that the cleaning process is consistently providing the desired result.
As a final assurance of cleanliness, Getinge offer a full range of residual protein tests for surfaces and instruments – including hollow lumens and endoscopes. With an instant protein reaction, these tests are quick and easy to use and can detect residual protein down to 1 microgram in less than 10 seconds.
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