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Hygiene

Hygiene is a an essential element of the overall healthcare process and therefore requires that everyone involved in the process possesses extensive professional expertise and responsibility, particularly in the reprocessing of medical devices. The goal must be to reproducibly ensure cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization using suitable reprocessing procedures that can be implemented in daily routine and that take into account all applicable standards and laws for each instrument and endoscope.

At KARL STORZ, this responsibility already starts with instrument and endoscope design, which should permit and ensure the most efficient cleaning possible. With the aid of accessories that are custom designed for the instruments (storage systems, cleaning items, cleaning adapters), valid reprocessing and optimal handling are ensured throughout a medical device’s usage cycle.

Compatibility of materials with reprocessing chemicals

In case of questions on the compatibility of materials with reprocessing chemicals, please contact Hygiene Customer Service at hygiene@karlstorz.com.

Information Materials

The procedures as well as the process-relevant parameters for the individually validated methods are described in detail in the manual "Cleaning, Disinfection, Care and Sterilization of KARL STORZ Instruments" (Art. no. 96216003).

AKI brochure on instrument reprocessing

In four brochures, the AKI (Instrument Reprocessing Working Group) has summarized its recommendations for reprocessing instruments in hospitals, dental practices, and veterinary practice. They can be downloaded free of charge in various languages from the AKI website.

Additional information on the specialty

Reprocessing Instructions from KARL STORZ

Reprocessing Instructions from KARL STORZ

Media type:
Video, Teaser
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
10-2018
Material number:
1081E
Specialties:
HYGIENE

HYGIENE

Media type:
Catalogs
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU, JP
Version:
2.0 02-2013
Material number:
96211004E
Specialties:
Hygiene
Highlights Cleaning Rack 39220 CA – Validated reprocessing made easy

Highlights Cleaning Rack 39220 CA – Validated reprocessing made easy

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
1.0 09-2018
Material number:
96211033E
Specialties:
Hygiene
EM Endoscope Tracker 2.0 Model 40820151-1

EM Endoscope Tracker 2.0 Model 40820151-1

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU, CN, AR, JP, TR
Version:
1.0 11-2019
Material number:
97000314
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BioPlug Bioabsorbable suture anchors Models 2870310 BP/2870411 BP/ 2870514 BP

BioPlug Bioabsorbable suture anchors Models 2870310 BP/2870411 BP/ 2870514 BP

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
2.1 01-2019
Material number:
96156308DF
Specialties:
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SILVER SCOPE® Video Duodenoscopes, Models 13885NKS, 13885PKS

SILVER SCOPE® Video Duodenoscopes, Models 13885NKS, 13885PKS

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
2.1 01-2020
Material number:
96096009D
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ARTip CRUISE™ UR500B/C

ARTip CRUISE™ UR500B/C

Media type:
User Handbooks
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D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
1.0 03-2020
Material number:
96326002D
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Flexible intubation videoscope – FIVE Series 11301ABX, 11302BDX, 11301BNX, 11303BNX, 11304BC

Flexible intubation videoscope – FIVE Series 11301ABX, 11302BDX, 11301BNX, 11303BNX, 11304BC

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
3.1 01-2020
Material number:
96076023D
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