- WARNING! Handle with care. Do not drop, bend, or shock. The probe is a precisely made micro-surgical instrument!
- To retrieve the instrument from its protective autoclavable tray; grasp in between the rubber holders toward the and closest to the textured front section of the handle and pull upwards to avoid bending the tip.
- When returning the instrument to its protective autoclavable tray, first rest the instrument on top of the rubber holders and center the instrument to the tray. Then gently push downwards in between the center of the rubber holders toward the rear of the instrument locking the rear in place, then pressing the center of the handle downwards to lock the front in place and avoid bending the tip.
- After centering the instrument while applying caution not to bend the tip, gentle even downward pressure may also be used to replace the instrument into the rubber holders simultaneously.
CLEANING, STERILIZATION AND STORAGE PROCEDURES Cleaning:
- The probe must be cleaned immediately after use.
- Do not use abrasive cleaning procedures.
- Clean the probe with a non metallic soft bristle medical instrument approved scrub brush and approved detergents.
- After cleaning rinse the probe with water to clear off any leftover extra matter.
- When the rinse is completed, place the probe on a clean towel and allow it to dry.
- Method 1. The Sterrad® System – Standard Cycle 20 minutes.
- Method 2. Flash Autoclave – 132 Degrees C for 4-5 minutes or via the vacuum cycle 121 Degrees C for a maximum of 30 minutes @ 26 psi.
- WARNING! Do not exceed the maximum temperature and minutes stated above.
- Method 3. ETO Gas – 15 psi for 3 hours.
- The probe must be stored in its protective autoclavable tray.
- WARNING! Storage of the probe in proximity with other magnetic or ferrous objects may be detrimental to the instrument.