Reprocessing and Maintenance of Surgical Instruments and Devices

The "Red" Brochure Contains Important Information

Reprocessing of Instuments to Retain Value"

The brochures edited by the Instrument Processing Workgroup (AKI = Arbeitskreis Instrumenten-Aufbereitung) contains recommendations for the proper handling and maintenance of medical devices (i. e. surgical instruments, endoscopes and equipment etc.) in hospitals as well as dental instruments in dentists' practices.

On the AKI website you will find not only these brochures for download but also interesting information about the activity and the results of the research done by the Instrument Processing Workgroup (AKI).

The Red Brochure is a guideline for the appropriate preparation, reprocessing and maintenance of following products:

  • Surgical instruments

  • Microsurgical instruments

  • Dental instruments

  • Surgical motor systems

  • HF instruments

  • Endoscopes (rigid and flexible)

  • Supple/Elastic instruments

  • Respiration systems

This brochure contains following chapters:

  • 1.0 Materials

  • 2.0 Water Used for Instrument Processing

  • 3.0 How to Treat Brand-New and Repaired Instruments

  • 4.0 Treatment Recommendations for Returned Goods

  • 5.0 Preparation for Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • 6.0 Manual and Machine-Based Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • 6.1 Manual Cleaning/Disinfecting

  • 6.2 Machine-Based Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • 6.3 Ultrasonic Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • 7.0 Final Disinfection

  • 8.0 Check and Care

  • 9.0 Packaging

  • 10.0 Sterilization

  • 11.0 Storage

  • 12.0 Surface Changes, Deposits, Corrosion, Ageing, Swelling and Stress Fractures

The brochure is available as a PDF document for download on the Website in following languages: Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish.

To download the brochure from the website of AKI (Instrument Processing Workgroup), please click on the logo below.