Certol, a Division of MicroCare, LLC, has introduced ProEZ Gel Pre-Treatment Gel, an effective new tool for precleaning soiled instruments and devices at point of use, according to a Certol press release.
ProEZ Gel is applied to soiled instruments and devices as soon as possible after treatment is concluded and before transport to the final cleaning area. In addition to surgical departments, other point-of-use locations that will benefit from the new product include labor and delivery rooms, emergency departments, dental clinics, free-standing surgery centers and other areas with reusable instruments and devices.
The product is tested for broad material compatibility and actively protects instrumentation by dissolving corrosive blood soils during transport before damage can occur in vulnerable jointed areas. The product, according to the press release, is more effective than traditional gel sprays or wet towels for maintaining instrument preservation.
The gel has a green tint to help monitor coverage and compliance with pretreatment protocols. ProEZ is meant to solve challenges facing many healthcare facilities: (1) Overnight holding of contaminated instrumentation such as Labor and Delivery or Emergency Departments and (2) Transport of soiled instruments from off-site clinics to a Central Sterile Processing area or facility. The new Certol product is tested and validated to sustain moisture, continue soil breakdown, and protect instrumentation up to 72 hours holding time. It is free rinsing to improve productivity and workflow in Central Sterile Processing. ProEZ Gel may also be used as a spot treatment when case carts are backed up in Sterile Processing. A patent for the new product is pending.