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.