How many times can the i700 tip be sterilized in an autoclave?
The i700 tips can be re-sterilized up to 100 times and must thereafter be disposed of as described in the disposal section. Also, it must be cleaned and sterilized between patients to avoid cross-contamination.
❏ Clean the tip using soapy water and a brush, and inspect the mirror found in the tip. If the mirror appears stained, smudged, or has a milky haze, repeat the cleaning process using a soft dish brush and soapy water. Carefully dry the mirror with a paper towel.
❏ Put the tip into a paper sterilization pouch and seal it. Make sure the pouch is airtight by using either a self-adhesive pouch or a heat-sealed pouch.
❏ Sterilize the wrapped tip in an autoclave with the following conditions:
- Sterilize for 30 minutes at 121°C (249.8°F) at gravity type and dry for 15 minutes.
- Sterilize for 4 minutes at 134°C (273.2°F) at pre-vacuum type and dry for 20 minutes.
❏ Use an autoclave program that dries the wrapped tip before opening the autoclave.
- Using any other method besides autoclaving does not guarantee the sterilization of the tips.
Please refer to our instruction page for the i700 cleaning, disinfection, sterilization procedure.
i700 cleaning, disinfection, sterilization procedure