Ultrasonic cleaning has been available for approximately 50 years in healthcare settings. Before use in healthcare, ultrasonic cleaning has been used in numerous industry settings (electronics, jewelry and watchmaking shops) to remove impurities. The contaminants may include dirt, grease, polish, mold release agents and oil that may interfere with the intricate mechanisms of the item. In healthcare the ultrasonic technology is a common type of mechanicalchemical cleaning method seen in the decontamination area.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
This study guide will review the uses of an ultrasonic cleaner, function of cavitation, efficacy testing and proper instrumentation to be processed.
Upon completion of this study guide, you should be able to:
1. Identify the function of ultrasonic cleaners and best practices of ultrasonic cleaning.
2. Identify the appropriate indications for use, recommended cleaning chemistry, and ultrasonic cleaner testing.