Baha Surgical Tools Reprocessing Guidelines
Cochlear™ Baha® System Surgical Tools Reprocessing Guidelines
Contents 1. Introduction ... 4 2. General safety precautions ... 4 3. Warnings ... 5 4. Device description ... 6 5. Intended use ...7 6. Before first use ...7 7. Instrument care ... 8 a. Limitations on reprocessing ... 8 b. Cleaning and sterilization instructions ... 8 c. From point of use ... 8 d. Preparation before automated cleaning ... 8 e. Cleaning – automated ... 8 f. Cleaning – manual ... 9 g. Inspection and functional testing ... 9 8. Sterilization ...10 9. Warranty ...11
Symbols Caution (no harm) Special care to be taken to ensure safety and effectiveness. Could cause damage to equipment. Note Additional helpful tips and instructions.
This instruction for use (IFU) provides important information that will enable you to use the Surgical Tools in a safe and effective manner. The instructions will also help you to avoid potential application hazards to the patient and are intended for use by qualified professionals trained in the surgical implantation of Baha® Systems and Vistafix® Products.
• Follow instructions and warnings as issued by manufacturers of any decontaminants and cleaning agents used. Whenever possible avoid use of mineral acids and harsh, abrasive agents.
These guidelines are based on validated procedures, if your institutions procedures conflict with these recommendations, please contact Cochlear to rectify the discrepancy to ensure the integrity or functioning of the tools will not be compromised.
• Do not permit sharp instruments or edges to contact the surgical tools.
02 General safety precautions
• The Conical Guide Drill and Widening Drills are provided sterile and must be discarded after use. They cannot be reprocessed.
The manufacturer will not accept any claims for liability or offer a guarantee for damage, which is attributed to the improper repair or modifications made to the surgical tools by unauthorized persons.
• Care must be taken when handling the surgical tools.
• Cochlear accepts no responsibility for any adverse outcomes if the instruments are used with products not recommended by Cochlear.
Note: When reprocessing Cochlear instruments, always handle with care, wearing protective clothing, gloves and eyewear in accordance with local health and safety procedures.
The user of this product is solely responsible for any damage resulting from: • Improper handling • Incorrect maintenance • Non observance of the contents of this IFU
04 Device description The surgical tools are supplied as non-sterile, reusable instruments comprised of stainless steel. They must be cleaned and sterilized before use in accordance with established hospital procedures.
93571 Indicator for Baha Attract
94071 Implant Magnet Template
95180 Bone bed Indicator
The Bone bed indicator should be disassembled prior to cleaning, and then reassembled before sterilization:
95070 Soft Tissue Gauge 6 mm
Disassembly of Bone bed indicator
05 Intended use 91095 Indicator for Baha Implant
91116 Drill Indicator for WS-75 and Osscora
90474 Abutment Inserter
The surgical tools are to be used in the surgical implantation of the Baha Connect and Baha Attract Systems.
Reassembly of Bone bed indicator
Please consult the Baha Connect or Baha Attract Surgery Guide for complete instructions on the use of these instruments in the surgical procedure.
06 Before first use Instruments are provided non-sterile, and must be cleaned and sterilized in accordance with these instructions before they are used.
90381 Machine Screwdriver Unigrip 25mm
92142 Implant Inserter
90469 Screwdriver Unigrip 95mm
92143 Multi Wrench with ISO Adapter
HIA 009-0 Counter Torque Wrench
07 Instrument care a. Limitations on reprocessing Repeated processing has not been shown to have an effect on these instruments. b. Cleaning and sterilization instructions The surgical tools are provided non-sterile and must be cleaned and sterilized before use.
Detergent Type and Concentration
Cold tap water
Renu-Klenz™ or equivalent. Minimum of 1/4 oz per gallon.
c. From point of use Wherever possible, do not allow blood, debris or bodily fluids to dry on the instruments. For best results, and to prolong the life of the instruments, reprocess immediately after use. If they cannot be reprocessed immediately, use a damp cloth over the instrument to help prevent the soil from drying.
d. Preparation before AUTOMATED CLEANING
f. Cleaning – MANUAL
• Rinse with cold running tap water until all visible soil is removed.
• Rinse with cold running tap water until all visible soil is removed.
• Pre-clean the instruments by fully immersing the instrument and using a soft bristled brush with the enzymatic detergent to scrub the instrument. Make sure to brush all crevices, grooves and slots taking care to ensure that the instrument is not damaged.
• Prepare the enzymatic detergent; Enzol® or equivalent, using manufacturer’s recommendations.
• Rinse the instruments until no visible detergent is present. e. Cleaning – AUTOMATED • Use only FDA cleared washer-disinfector machines and low foaming, non-ionizing cleaning agents and detergents following the manufacturer’s instructions for use, warnings and recommended cycles. • Place instruments in washer-disinfector such that the instrument will drain completely. • Program the washer with the following parameters, then activate the wash: Motor speed set to high.
• Fully immerse the instrument into the prepared detergent and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. Scrub the instrument, using a soft-bristled brush, making sure to brush all crevices, grooves and slots taking care to ensure the instrument is not damaged. • Rinse with distilled or demineralized water, agitating for 1 minute to remove any residual detergent; repeat rinse for a total of two times. • Dry the instrument using a soft, lint-free cloth. Visually verify that the instrument is clean. If visible soil remains, repeat cleaning procedure again. g. Inspection and functional testing Examine the instrument corrosion or other damage and replace them if necessary.
It is the responsibility of the user to establish whether or not the sterilizer has been validated to meet the recommended parameters listed above. Only use indicators and accessories cleared by the FDA and labeled for use with your recommended sterilization parameters.
• Use FDA-Cleared pre-vacuum steam sterilization systems.
Warranty: We, Cochlear, warrant to you, the consumer of the Product, that:
• When sterilizing multiple instruments in one cycle, load the sterilizer in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, and do not exceed the maximum load.
a. Each Product is of merchantable quality;
• Ensure instruments are dry before sterilization. • Use an FDA-cleared sterilization container and wrapping that is compatible with the sterilizer. • Follow these validated sterilization parameters:
b. Each Product is reasonably fit for the purpose or purposes for which it is supplied by us; and c. Each Product will be free from defects in design, workmanship and materials for the Warranty Period. This warranty excludes liability for the defects or damage arising from, associated with, or related to the use of this Product with any non-Cochlear processing unit and/or any non-Cochlear implant. Warranty period: 1 year from 2 weeks after shipping.
- Sterilizer type: Pre-vacuum - Minimum temperature: 135°C (275°F) - Minimum exposure time: 3 minutes - Minimum dry time: 16 minutes
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