MAINTENANCE AND STORING RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Do not forget to disinfect and sterilize instruments after use according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
2. Periodically joints, screws and cutting elements must be lubricated with oil.
3. Seek professional services when time comes to sharpen instruments. Wrongly executed sharpening may cause instrument degradation.
4. Avoid contamination of cutting edges and frictional area with abrasives.
5. Do not store in humid conditions.
6. We recommend storing instruments with blades facing upwards.
7. Use specialized cases to protect cutting surfaces in long-term storage or during transportation.
8. Avoid contact between cutting edges of separate instruments to avoid damage to the edges.
9. Do not drop or knock instruments against hard surfaces. This may cause damage to the cutting edges, especially the tips.
Regular and timely proper maintenance contributes greatly to long service life and comfortable use of manicure instruments.
INSTRUMENT DISINFECTION AND STERILIZATION GUIDELINES
User must adhere to instrument sterilization sequence.
MANICURE INSTRUMENTS CLEANING STAGES
After use all instruments must be considered contaminated, and they are subject to mandatory sterilization. Instruments must be sterilized before first use as well.
After use instruments must be cleaned from foreign contaminants and soaked in disinfectant.
It is recommended to use disinfectants that are efficient against hepatitis B and C viruses, and dermatomycosis.
Please adhere to use guidelines for the selected product during instrument disinfection.
Failure to adhere to solution preparation and exposure guidelines may result in rusting and degradation of cutting edges.
Do not clean contaminated instruments with running water to prevent dissemination of pathogenic microorganisms with splashes.
After disinfection instruments must be rinsed with water to wash away disinfectant and dried completely.
Physical (treatment by steam, hot air)
Chemical (treatment by chemical solutions, gas, plasma)
Each method requires specific equipment.
Chemical method is used to sterilize non heat resistant objects by means of soaking in the chemical agent solution. Solution temperature and exposure time should be chosen in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
During high-temperature sterilization presence of traces of disinfectant or water may cause rusting.
Do not exceed maximum allowed exposure time or temperature during autoclave or dry-air sterilization. This results in loss of corrosion resistance of the steel instruments are made of.
After autoclave or dry-air sterilization you must leave instruments in the autoclave or drying oven until they cool down completely (at least one hour). Otherwise, due to the sharp temperature drop, steel deteriorates on the molecular level (loss of hardness), and resharpening will be required much more often.
Manufacturer recommends not to use glass bead sterilizers. Failure to comply with this recommendation may lead to mechanical damage of instruments and/or insufficient sterilization.
INSUFFICIENT CLEANING OR DISINFECTION OF INSTRUMENTS, AS WELL AS SKIPPING ONE OF THE CLEANING STAGES, AFFECT THE EFFICIENCY OF STERILIZATION GREATLY.
WHEN CLEANING INSTRUMENTS MANUALLY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO:
Be vaccinated against hepatitis B
Use personal protection (hair cover, face mask, long rubber gloves, lab coat, liquid-proof apron)
Apply lubricant (lubricating oil) to hinges, ends, threads and sliding surfaces to prevent corrosion
Avoid using brass/copper wire brushes, metal sponges for dishes, etc.
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