System-compatible and safe monitoring in the hygienic reprocessing of medical devices
In the reprocessing of medical devices cleaning plays a crucial role. Proper sterilization can not work without an residue-free cleaning.
For validation and routine monitoring of cleaning processes, cleaning indicators are used which allow a quick visual evaluation of the process and can identify potential sources of error. The subsequent disinfection is monitored by biological indicators or temperature data loggers.
The requirements for the monitoring of cleaning and disinfection processes are defined in DIN EN ISO 15883.