Sterilisation apparatus

Appareil de stérilisation

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The present invention relates to a sterilisation and disinfection apparatus. In particular, the present invention relates to a sterilisation and disinfection apparatus for surgical equipment. Thus preferred embodiments may have a number of advantages over the prior art which can include: reduced risk of spillage of the sterilisation fluid outside the sterilisation apparatus; reduced risk of contamination of the equipment after sterilisation through inadvertent contact with the equipment by the user; economy of use of the sterilisation fluid; improved convenience of transport and storage of sterilised equipment in the sterilisation apparatus; automatic override procedure to reduce the risk of overexposure of the equipment to the sterilisation fluid if the correct sterilisation cycle is not followed; automatic control of contact time of the equipment with the sterilisation fluid to avoid over processing and resultant damage; and data logging to provide traceability of the previous sterilisation cycles used.
La présente invention concerne un appareil de stérilisation et de désinfection. En particulier, la présente invention concerne un appareil de stérilisation et de désinfection pour un équipement chirurgical. Ainsi, les modes de réalisation préférés peuvent avoir un nombre d'avantages sur l'état antérieur de la technique et peuvent comprendre : un risque réduit de versement du fluide de stérilisation à l'extérieur de l'appareil de stérilisation ; un risque réduit de contamination de l'équipement après la stérilisation par un contact par inadvertance avec l'équipement par l'utilisateur ; une économie d'utilisation du fluide de stérilisation ; une commodité améliorée de transport et de stockage de l'équipement stérilisé dans l'appareil de stérilisation ; une procédure de surpassement automatique pour réduire le risque de surexposition de l'équipement au fluide de stérilisation si le cycle de stérilisation correct n'est pas suivi ; un contrôle automatique du temps de contact de l'équipement avec le fluide de stérilisation pour éviter un surtraitement et des dommages pouvant en résulter ; et un enregistrement chronologique de données pour assurer le suivi des cycles précédents de stérilisation utilisés.

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