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9 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 B enjamin Franklin was right: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Pretty sure Mr. Franklin wasn't talking about caring for surgical instruments, but we do know that taking these 12 preventive steps will pay dividends down the road. 1. Pre-enzymatic treatment. Make sure your staff gives your instruments a pre-enzymatic treatment immediately after use in the OR. As you know, blood is corrosive to surgical instruments. "We use enzymatics to make sure the blood remains wet on those Mike Morsch | Contributing Editor 12 Tips for Instrument Care and Cleaning If you take care of your instruments, they'll take care of you. • TIP TOP SHAPE A preventive maintenance program is one of the most important parts of keeping your surgical instrumenta- tion in top-performing condition. Mark Voigt/CentraCare Health

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