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Reduce manual pre-cleaning and costs with the deconex® TWIN 2-component system
In an impressive and meticulously conducted study, the CSSD at Weiden Hospital has been able to prove that manual reprocessing of instruments can be significantly reduced by switching the process chemistry to the deconex® TWIN system.
Before switching to deconex®, the instruments and cleaning and disinfection units regularly showed discolouration and stains. These were caused by the chemicals used and led to additional costs due to additional pre- and post-cleaning. What's more, before the product and process changeover to deconex®, all instruments first underwent thorough cleaning and passivation. A recent study by the Swiss EMPA has shown in detail that using the nitric and phosphoric acid-based deconex® 34GR results in a passive layer 5 times thicker than comparable products based on citric acid. Through the use of deconex® 34 GR and the wholesale conversion of the reprocessing process to the deconex®TWIN system, the CSSD of Weiden Hospital was able to reduce instrument repair costs by up to 18 %.
All in all, the conversion to the automated deconex® TWIN 2-component system and the optimisation of processes led to a significant reduction in the total costs of reprocessing, an increase in patient safety and customer satisfaction and increased staff motivation.
«We would make this changeover of the process chemicals again at any time»
Kordula Hoffmann, Head of CSSD, Weiden Hospital
With the launch of deconex® TWIN xpert, the next generation of the deconex® TWIN system, this 2-component system with the well-known and unmistakable performance reserve is now also available as a phosphate-free cleaner and combines high cleaning performance with maximum sustainability for the benefit of the environment.
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We also look forward to receiving feedback on your experiences with automated processing and to exchanging professional views with you.