Medical instrument sterilization is highly important whether you are working with humans or animals. Autoclaves make this process simple and easy, but since autoclave packets look the same going in as they do coming out, it can be easy for mix ups to happen.
Autoclaves use high pressure steam to sterilize a variety of medical and dental instruments or tools, as well as tattoo utensils, and a variety of specialty items. Generally, tools are packed into a sterilization pouches after being washed and dried. These packets are then sealed with autoclave tape and are ready to be sterilized.
Autoclave tape makes identifying sterilized pouches from those that still need to be autoclaved simple. When first applied, the tape has invisible lines that then change color when exposed to the high-pressure steam produced by the autoclave. These diagonal colored lines help to decipher the packets that are ready to use in upcoming procedures.
While not the most important part of the autoclave process, autoclave tape helps to limit dangerous and unsanitary mix-ups. Autoclave tape can also be written on. This helps to ensure particular instruments are returned to the correct department. Writing on the autoclave tape for identification will not impede the sterilization-confirming marks from appearing.
Autoclave tape is easy to use and provides a secure seal. In busy healthcare, veterinary, or body art settings mix-ups can happen easily, and innocently. Autoclave tape makes it easier to ensure clean tools are used on each patient and help keep instruments well packed during the autoclave process.
Mountainside Medical Equipment is a proud distributor of autoclaves and autoclave supplies. Purchase autoclave tape for a great price by placing an order online, through our website. Orders can also be placed by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our friendly Medical Supply Specialists.