Cleaning & Care Instructions

Please note that ALL Stainless Steel instruments including McGown Ligator model 30000 and Plastic cones* are autoclavable.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIGHT CARRIER INSTRUMENTS

  1. The main thing to remember in the care of these instruments is the fiber bundle (or carrier) is made of glass sealed in a protective metal tube. DO NOT BEND THIS LIGHT CARRIER because each time a fiber is broken the amount of light is reduced.
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  3. Thouroughly clean the instrument after each use using soap and water.
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  5. Wipe the light input and output ends with SOFT gauze being careful not to scratch the fiber optic surfaces.
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  7. The instrument may be sterilized by Ethylene Oxide gas or standard steam autoclave. Flash autoclavable at temperatures up to 270° F when time does not permit the preferred gentler Gas sterilization.
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  9. The flexible cable is constructed entirely of high temperature components which will withstand normal 250° F autoclaving and flash at 270° F. The cause of most problems in autoclaving fiber cables is careless handling such as stacking other instruments on top during the cycle. Routine flash autoclaving is acceptable with this instrument.

* - All Delrin plastic cones et al 30003, 60100, etc.

CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR STAINLESS STEEL INSTRUMENTS

Perimeters for Autoclaving:

George Percy McGown
122 Wyckoff Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 954-435-0845
Fax: 954-435-0864
Website: www.gpmcgown.com