Contact Hero Sterilization Procedure
Acceptable Sterilization Methods
These sterilization parameters are only valid with sterilization equipment that is properly maintained and calibrated.
Step 1: Ultrasonic
Decontaminate tool using an ultrasonic cleaner. Activate the unit for
the time recommended by the manufacturer (usually 6 minutes).
After the cleaning cycle is complete, rinse with water and blot dry.
Step 2: Steam autoclave
Temperature and time combinations recommended for wrapped Contact Hero:
121°C . . . . . . . .20 minutes
132°C . . . . . . . . .8 minutes
Remove from autoclave and allow to dry completely prior to reuse
Contact Hero are autoclavable and multi-usable, however, they are not permanent tools. The manufacturer recommendation is to use each strip 1-10 times for maximum efficiency.
(steam heat only, not dry heat).
For cold/chemical sterilization
The product manufacturer’s directions will be strictly followed for instrument pre-soaking treatment, solution preparation, solution exposure procedures, safety precautions (e.g., room temperature, area ventilation), and post sterilization processes. Sterilization exposure times and solutions expiration date/times must be followed according to product instructions.
All Contact Hero’s should be sterilized prior to the first use and again between each reuse.