Surgical power tools are essential instruments for performing various surgical procedures, such as orthopedic, neurosurgery, ENT, and dental surgeries. However, these tools also require proper maintenance and cleaning to ensure their optimal performance, safety, and longevity. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to maintain and clean your surgical power tools effectively.
The surgical power tools produced and sold by AMIS Medical usually have a two-year warranty. If your surgical power tools have any failures, you can contact them for after-sales technical guidance or replacement parts or maintenance services.
1. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Different types of surgical power tools may have different specifications and requirements for maintenance and cleaning. Therefore, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and use the recommended products and methods for each tool. For example, some tools may need to be lubricated before and after each use, while others may not. Some tools may be autoclavable, while others may need to be sterilized by other means. Always check the manual or the label of your tool before performing any maintenance or cleaning procedure.
2. Clean your tools after each use.
Surgical power tools can become contaminated with blood, tissue, bone fragments, and other debris during surgery. These contaminants can affect the function and performance of your tools, as well as pose a risk of infection for you and your patients. Therefore, it is essential to clean your tools thoroughly after each use. You can use a soft brush or a cloth to remove any visible debris from your tools, and then rinse them with water or a suitable cleaning solution. Make sure to dry your tools completely before storing them or preparing them for sterilization.
3. Sterilize your tools regularly.
Cleaning alone is not enough to ensure the safety and efficacy of your surgical power tools. You also need to sterilize them regularly to eliminate any microorganisms that may remain on your tools after cleaning. Sterilization methods vary depending on the type and material of your tool, but some common ones include steam autoclaving, ethylene oxide gas sterilization, hydrogen peroxide plasma sterilization, and gamma irradiation. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and the guidelines of your facility for choosing the appropriate sterilization method and cycle for your tools.
Proper lubrication is essential for the smooth operation of surgical power tools. Apply a small amount of lubricant to the moving parts and joints, as instructed by the manufacturer. Be careful not to over-lubricate, as excess lubricant can attract dirt and impede the tool’s performance. Use a clean cloth to remove any excess lubricant.
5. Store your tools properly.
After sterilizing your tools, you need to store them properly to prevent any damage or contamination. You should keep your tools in a clean, dry, and well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight, heat sources, moisture, dust, and chemicals. You should also protect your tools from physical damage by using appropriate containers or cases that are designed for your specific tools. Do not stack or pile up your tools on top of each other, as this may cause scratches or dents on your tools.
6. Inspect your tools regularly.
Even with proper maintenance and cleaning, your surgical power tools may wear out or malfunction over time due to frequent use or accidental damage. Therefore, it is important to inspect your tools regularly for any signs of damage or deterioration, such as cracks, corrosion, loose parts, dull blades, or faulty batteries. If you notice any problems with your tools, you should stop using them immediately and contact the manufacturer or a qualified service provider for repair or replacement.
7. Contact AMIS Medical for after-sales service.
AMIS Medical is a leading manufacturer and supplier of surgical power tools in China. We offer a wide range of high-quality and reliable surgical power tools for various specialties and applications. We also provide excellent after-sales service for our customers, including warranty, repair, maintenance, training, and technical support. If you have any questions or issues with your surgical power tools purchased from us, you can contact us anytime and we will be happy to assist you.