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New instruments always require basic cleaning prior to first use/sterilization as described in the section "Steps in Instrument Reprocessing". All instruments must be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized before each use. Following removal from the protective packaging, all non-sterile instruments must also be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized before first use. Effective cleaning and disinfection constitute an absolute precondition for proper sterilization of the instruments.
The user is responsible for the sterility of the instruments. Therefore, make sure only validated methods are used for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Sterilization equipment must also be serviced and checked at regular intervals. The validated parameters for the cleaning and sterilization cycles must also be checked regularly.
Comply with the exceptions applying to reprocessing of certain instruments in the section "Special Methods". Also comply with the legal requirements valid in your country and the hygiene regulations of the medical practice or hospital. Improper handling and care or use for purposes for which they are not intended may result in premature wearing out of surgical/dental instruments. Persons using these instruments should be familiar with use and handling of surgical/ dental instruments, accessories and related devices.