According to the Spalding classification, medical devices can be divided into three categories: high-risk goods, medium risk goods and low-risk goods. High risk articles refer to articles that enter into the sterile tissue, organ and vascular system of human body, or have sterile liquid flowing through them, or contact with damaged skin and mucosa, which should be treated with sterilization methods; medium risk articles refer to articles that contact with intact mucosa, but not enter into the sterile tissue, organ and blood flow of human body, or contact with damaged skin and mucosa, which should The method of disinfection to achieve the effect of above medium level disinfection. Different flexible endoscopes should be classified according to the sperdine classification, and then the choice is disinfection or sterilization.
Ws507-2016 technical specification for cleaning and disinfection of soft endoscopes points out that: soft endoscopes entering sterile tissues and organs of human body or contacting damaged skin and mucosa should be sterilized; soft endoscopes contacting intact mucosa without entering sterile tissues, organs and blood flow of human body or contacting damaged skin and mucosa should be sterilized at a high level.
Therefore, the gastroscope, enteroscope, tracheoscope, etc. in the flexible endoscope directly contact with the digestive tract or respiratory tract mucosa of the patient, so high-level disinfection should be adopted; while some flexible endoscopes, such as choledochoscope, cystoscope, etc., need to reach the sterilization level because they enter the sterile chamber of the human body.
It is recommended that the product of our company is a disinfectant with phthalaldehyde as the main effective component. The content of phthalaldehyde is 0.55% ± 0.05% (w / V). It is suitable for high level disinfection of medical devices. It mainly cooperates with automatic cleaning machine, semi-automatic and manual cleaning to carry out high-level disinfection of endoscope.