Drying; Inspection; Packaging; Sterilization - Hitachi L44 Instruction Manual

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5.4 Drying

1) Wipe the equipment with a single-use, fluff-free wipe or towel
to remove moisture from the surface of the equipment.
2) Dry the probe naturally in an ambient temperature between 15-30°C
for a minimum of 4 hours. Alternatively the probe can be dried
using a drying heater at a temperature of less than 60°C.

5.5 Inspection

Inspect the equipment for any damage such as crack, scratch or
deformation. Do not use it if any damage is found.

5.6 Packaging

Pack the probe in a sterile barrier such as Polypropylene fleece
or transparent package made from Polyethylene film and Tyvek®, and
then place it into a tray. The tray should be also covered with a
sterile barrier.
Additionally the probe can be placed on plastic mesh wires supplied
for plasma sterilization and then packed as mentioned above.
The probe can be packed in a simple or double packing.
Please note that the size of a sterile barrier should be large enough
to be able to pack the equipment leaving sufficient space to seal
it completely.
A sterile barrier should be sealed by an appropriate sealing machine
and it is important to confirm that the package is sealed completely.
If the sealing is not complete, pack and reseal again.

5.7 Sterilization

The probe and accessory can be sterilized using either ethylen oxide
gas (EtO) sterilization or plasma sterilization (see table in the
next page).
Follow the manufacturer's instructions of the sterilizer regarding
usage, temperature and sterilization-time.
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