FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
HEINE Standard F.O. 4 LED NT Laryngoscope Handle
How can I do the spaulding classification?
Which Brush shall I use for which surface?
• For the easy to access surfaces, use a large brush
• For the difficult to access places brush them at least 5 times using a small, round plastic brush.
What do I need aditionally for manual disinfection?
• Clean disinfection container or sink / Size: at least 30 x 30 x 10 cm
• sterile, dry cloth
• Sterile demineralized water
What must I consider in terms of manual disinfection?
Avoid air pockets.
What must I consider in terms of automated cleaning and disinfection?
• The washer/disinfector must be loaded so as not to interfere with the result of the cleaning procedure.
• Rinsing processes must guarantee that all areas are sufficiently free of residue.
Which A0-Value must be reached? (ISO 15883-1)
The A0-Value must be at least 3000 (ISO 15883-1)
For which Laryngoscope Handles can I use VHP® Sterilization (Steris)?
VHP® Sterilization (Steris) is approved for the STANDARD XHL or LED handles with NiMH battery or dry cell batteries.
For which Laryngoscope Handles can I use hydrogen peroxide gas palasma sterilization (STERRAD ®)?
Hydrogen peroxide gas palasma sterilization (STERRAD ®) is only approved for STANDARD dry cell battery handle.
Only bottom inserts for the STANDARD battery handle produced after 12.2017, can be sterilized using a STERRAD®-procedure.
Which brushes do I need for manual cleaning?
Soft plastic brushes:
• Large brush; length: at least 10 cm
• small, round plastic brush:
Brush diameter: 1 cm;
Brush length: at least 1.5 cm
• Round plastic brush: Brush diameter suitable for the inner lumen of the handle shell ;
Brush length: at least 10 cm
How shall I clean the mobile ring in the laryngoscope head?
Push the mobile ring from the inside outwards with a round plastic brush and brush the area around the ring and the blade snap-in mechanism 5 times with a small, round plastic brush. Brush the interior of the flexible ring 3 times with the small brush.
How often shall I brush for manual cleaning?
Brush at least 3 times (submerged in the cleaning solution)
What do I need aditionally for manual cleaning?
• Clean, dry cloth
• Clean container or sink ; Size: at least 30 x 30 x 10 cm
• Demineralized water
• Soft plastic brushes
How do I change the light source in my HEINE LED Laryngoscope Handle?
HEINE LED Laryngoscope Handle: The HEINE LEDs feature an extremely long durability, sustaining their illumination quality throughout the whole product life time. Therefore an exchange of the LED is not necessary.
Can I use flash autoclaving?
Flash autoclaving is not permitted.
When can I charge the handle and when shall I reprocess it?
Perform reprocessing before and after changing the battery
Which water quality do I need for hygienic reprocessing?
Sterile water for rinsing after disinfection.
How can I do the spaulding classification in Germany according to KRINKO/RKI?
I need help for choosing the right reprocessing procedure.
Please use the decision tree for choosing the reprocessing procedure.
Where can I find lists of EPA-registered disinfectants?
What is the reason for the necessity for EPA-registered claim for activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Hepatitis B?
Can I do high level disinfection or sterilization using wipe disinfection?
Wiping does not achieve high-level disinfection or sterilization.
How shall I load the handle shells in the washer disinfector?
Place the handle shells in the washer/disinfector with their large opening pointing downwards, in a tilt-resistant manner and without touching each other.