Steri tech steri pouch
Steri tech steri pouch
QD Steri tech steri pouch self seal sterilization pouches with dual indicator offers quality and protection.
The pouches have internal and external indicators. when processed with steam and EO, these are printed on the same side and change color . The dual indicators are within CDC infection control guidelines. This is for effective sterilization and conform to ISO 11140 class 1 process standards while meeting ISO 11607 for pouch performance.
Steri tech steri pouch have been designed with an easy-to-open thumb notch and made with medical-grade paper. QD Steri tech steri pouch are self sealing as well as featuring dual Indicator which are also lead-free and latex-free. Pouch size is 5.7 cm x 10.2 cm and are sold in 40’s.
What is special about QD Pouches?
When it comes to sterilisation packaging specifically self-sealing sterilisation pouches, usually price plays a vital role, Why? Nearly everyone believes that sterilization pouches are basically the same; in reality, they are not. In fact, many of the pouches sold in the medical industry today are not of medically acceptable quality. This is because they do not meet medical industry safety standards.
What do you really know about the sterilisation pouches and what should you know as well as what features should be standard in a quality pouch and why?
Medical-grade surgical Kraft paper should be used for the construction of sterilisation pouches. Specifications are (basis weight range 37-42 pounds) and a transparent 2-mil polypropylene/ polyester laminate film. A tinted film is preferred because the tint allows any compromises in the film’s integrity to be more readily visible.
The preferred pouch design should be of multiple side and end seals with a self-sealing adhesive strip that must adhere to both paper and film during closure; i.e., 50 percent paper, 50 percent film, and a perforated fold.
The combination of an adequate width self-sealing strip and a perforated fold allow for a clean, uniform fold and seal, thereby creating an effective seal. This is critical to maintaining sterility of the contents until ready for use.
Tack seals should be standard at the sealing end of all pouches. This prevents curling of the film after sterilisation. Whilst storing the pouch, no curls mean there is no place for dust to collect. The pouch is opened from this end, and any dust particles that may collect in this area will fall onto the contents when opened.
A thumb notch also is important. While not mandatory, it is preferable, because it greatly enhances the hand gripping of the paper and film for proper opening of the pouch. The correct way to remove the contents from a pouch is to separate the film from the paper, not to push the contents through the film or paper, thus rendering the contents non-sterile.
When the pouch is opened, to the medical profession It is extremely important that the film separates from the paper. When processed with steam and EO If any portion of the film remains attached to the paper when opening, the contents are considered to be contaminated and must be resterilised. Why? The film that remains attached to the paper has been exposed to day-to-day elements. Should any of the contents come in contact with the film upon being picked up, they are considered to be contaminated.
While the complete separation of film from paper is a must in the medical industry, it is relatively unknown to the nail industry. The medical industry will not accept many pouches sold to nail techs. To test the separation quality of your pouch, simply separate the film from the paper at the tack seals, grasping the film in one hand and the paper in the other, and completely separate. If any film remains on the paper, repeat the process with another pouch. If you continue to leave any film on the paper, the quality of the pouch is questionable.
Another important factor is size. QD Steri tech steri pouches are just the right size for drill bits and nail clippers.
Tool and drill bit sterilisation is one of the most critical processes in the nail salon. Is price important? Absolutely, but so is the quality, consistency, and specifications of the pouch you use. You are not only protecting your client, you are protecting your staff as well as your salon.
Using a Steri tech steri pouch pouch will add to your professionalism. The minimun cost difference is worth it, your nail salon is it. Your using theSteri tech steri pouch will show your client that you are serious about sterilisation. It will also impress them if you open your sterilised equipment in front of them. Remember, if you don’t pay attention to this, no one else will. At the end of the day, the most important factor is your client.
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