Local Hospital, Sterile Processing Department
Problem: Staining of surgical instruments after sterilization, a major concern in healthcare settings.
Culligan Kansas City worked in collaboration with the instrument manufacturer and sterilizer manufacturer to determine that the cause of staining was mineral deposits being left on the surgical instruments after the wash cycle, which were then were cooked on to the tools during the sterilization process. This caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to the instruments and many hours of labor to clean and resanitize.
Solution: Culligan Kansas City installed a combination system that included a water softener and portable exchange DI tanks to provide treated water throughout the sterile processing department. They were also enrolled in an ongoing service plan to regularly test their water and provide water quality reports