3M now offers a lineup of new 3M Attest sterilization offerings that will help teams safely standardize, simplify and streamline workflows. Using the 3M Attest system across modalities provides consistent equipment, interfaces, workflows, processes and training across a department, potentially reducing the risk of human error and helping teams work more effectively.
“We are thrilled to offer even more solutions to CSSD managers and technicians with our new steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide systems,” said Adam Wilt, global business director, 3M Medical Solutions Division. “Our new solutions help make the job easier for our partners who are essential to making sure safe instruments are used on patients. We strive to help raise the standard of care through monitoring every load while standardizing workflows and streamlining the critical sterilization process.”
As the first and only VH2O2 chemical indicator in the FDA’s new multivariable product category for chemical vapor sterilization, the 3M Attest Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH202) Tri-Metric Chemical Indicator independently monitors the three critical variables of time, temperature and VH202 concentration. This will allow sterile processing departments to elevate the standard of care in VH2O2 to the level they currently expect in steam sterilization. The 3M Attest Tri-Metric Chemical Indicator helps ensure heat and moisture sensitive instruments such as robotic scopes and batteries are properly exposed to the critical variables of VH202 sterilization. With easy-to-read “accept” and “reject” zones, the indicator will clearly change from blue to pink to indicate results.
The redesigned 3M Attest Steam Chemical Integrator, Type 5 utilizes moving front technology which eliminates time spent interpreting color changes. Further enhancements improve readability and make it easy to find in operating room case trays. The CI enhances efficiency by streamlining the tracking process as its barcode can be scanned into a hospital’s instrument tracking system. The 3M Attest Steam Chemical Integrator is made with thick aluminum foil for added durability and is designed to withstand the temperature extremes that come with extreme sterility conditions.
The new 3M Attest Mini Auto-reader 490M, provides 24-minute sterilization monitoring results in a smaller, four-indicator well footprint. This makes it ideal for smaller clinics, operating rooms and ambulatory surgery center settings. This easy to use Auto-reader is designed to incubate and read both steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide 3M Attest Rapid Readout Biological Indicators 1491, 1492V and 1295 for a final fluorescent result in 24 minutes. Routine monitoring with the Attest Mini Auto-reader 490M can reduce the risk of patient exposure to contaminated medical instruments.
“At 3M, we are continually working with the health care community to understand their pain points and bring innovative solutions to the table. We are excited to continue to expand our 3M Attest suite of products to better meet the needs of health care professionals,” said Wilt.
For more information, visit go.3M.com/sterilization.