Reusable Micro Forceps and Scissors Care, Maintenance and Reprocessing Guidelines

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VR FLUSHING EQUIPMENT – INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE  CARE & HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS FOR MICRO FORCEPS & SCISSORS  Step 1: Remove cap from flushing Instrument Cap subassembly  ADVICE FOR USE AND MAINTAINANCE  Step 2: Fit Delrin cap to Nose of Flushing Instrument  Devices These instruments are not delivered sterile; and consequently it is necessary to clean and sterilise them properly before use.  Step 3: Close the handle & fit to the Delrin Cap and nose Cone of the Flushing Instrument. Push in firmly until the handle comes to a stop  These instructions are intended for use only by persons with the required specialist knowledge and training.  Warnings ♦ ♦  Step 4: Release the arm of the handle so that it becomes fully open. This allows the flushing medium to pass through the instrument  ♦ ♦  Step 5: Replace the barrel of the flushing instrument and ensure it is tightly closed  ♦ ♦ ♦  ♦ Step 6: For Manual Cleaning fit the syringe with the flushing medium to the Luer lock of the Flushing Equipment securely and flush instrument. Apply continuous pressure to the syringe until water exits the tip.  Instruments must be used for their specified purpose and incorrect use could damage the instrument. Our instruments are designed for use by ophthalmic surgeons, who have a good knowledge of their features and how they should be used. Any other use can compromise the safety of the user and the patient. It is the responsibility of the surgeon to choose the most suitable instrument for the surgical technique being performed, based on his experience and expertise. Before using, examine the instruments with special lenses. Do not use instruments that show problems or defects. Follow instructions and warnings as issued by manufacturers of any decontaminants, disinfectants and cleaning agents used. Wherever possible avoid use of mineral acids and harsh, abrasive agents. No part of the process shall exceed 140°C. Some sensitive materials (e.g. Aluminium) are damaged by high alkaline solutions (pH>10). Devices with long, narrow cannula, hinges and blind holes require particular attention during cleaning. Do not use hydrogen peroxide on titanium instruments or on anodised surfaces in order to avoid decolourisation.  Note: When reprocessing medical devices, always handle with care, wearing protective clothing, gloves and eyewear in accordance with local Health & Safety procedures.  Limitations on Reprocessing ♦ Step 7: For Automated Dishwasher cleaning fit the Flushing Equipment directly to the Luer lock in the dishwasher, Run cycle in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.  ♦  Repeated processing has minimal effect on these instruments. End of life is normally determined by wear and damage in use.  Instructions Connect to automated dishwasher  ♦  ♦ ♦ John Weiss International 23 Shenley Pavilions Chalkdell Drive Milton Keynes MK5 6LB U.K.  ♦ Tel: +44 (0) 1908 340000 Fax: +44 (0) 1908 340014  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 medical device reprocess immediately after use. If they cannot be reprocessed immediately, use an enzymatic foam spray cleaner to help prevent soil from drying. Instruments should be flushed clean of all residues, dried and inspected after each use. It is imperative that as much moisture as possible is eliminated from all of the instrument crevices, since moisture promotes corrosion of the instrument. Flushing, drying and inspecting the instrument under magnification helps to ensure that the instrument is kept in optimum condition for the next surgical procedure.  We recommend that you strictly follow the instructions given below in order to guarantee the longevity of your instruments. The life of an instrument depends on the care given to it whilst it is being used, cleaned and maintained.  No part of this booklet may be reproduced in any form without written permission of John Weiss International Page 4  Page 1  Rev No. 5 (08/14)
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