Mark the Cleaning Reach of your Cart Washer with CartWashCheck™
Cart washers are important tools in the overall effort to reduce cross contamination. Often they are used to clean not just surgical case carts, but also basins, instrument trays, wheel chairs and other supply and patient transport equipment. The CartWashCheck™ is the first test designed to challenge the mechanical efficiency of the cart washer. These convenient tests can be quickly and easily adhered to any metal surface with the peel off adhesive that leaves no residue. Place these tests on surfaces furthest from the washer jets or in areas where you suspect coverage is most difficult. The black (hydrophilic) ink will wash away if contacted by water. This demonstrates that water is reaching the area tested and indicates proper mechanical action. Further, to ensure that your washer is achieving your target temperature setting, the CartWashCheck also includes an irreversible thermometer. The thermochromatic (heat sensitive) indicator above the hydrophilic ink will register temperature levels of 120°F, 150°F, and 180°F, documenting the temperature reached during the cycle.