More Effective Cleaning with the Wash Cradle :
When hinged instruments are closed, they are closed to cleaning. Water and detergent can not reach all the surfaces of the instrument – those that are most often likely to harbor contaminates. AAMI, AORN, device manufactures and others strongly recommend that instruments be kept in an open position when cleaned, to insure maximum exposure to the cleaning solution. To insure open instruments, many facilities will utilize wide stringers to hold instruments open during the cleaning process.
Like wide stringers, the Washer Cradle is designed to hold surgical instruments in the open position to promote effective cleaning in the automated washer with a minimum amount of effort. Hinged instruments are held open, exposing box locks to water and cleaning solution. Instruments are also better exposed to heated air drying, promoting quicker dry times. Staff are safer too, as sharps are clear, visible and easily accessible. Assembly on the clean-side is enhanced with easy access to instruments.