Cleaning and Disinfecting Your MASS Medical Storage Scope Cabinets

   Cleaning and Disinfecting Your MASS™ Medical Storage Scope Cabinets   

Proper infection control procedures are a key part of keeping your MASS™ Medical Storage scope cabinets in top condition. When establishing an infection control policy, The Joint Commission recommends taking many factors into account:

  • Frequency of opening cabinet doors
  • Presence of any visible debris
  • Any wet stains, marks or droplets
  • Volume and turnover of the cabinet’s contents

http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/A_Joint_CommissionFDA_Webinar_on_Reprocessing_of_Scopes_Transcript.pdf

   CABINET CLEANING    

To clean effectively, follow these directions in conjunction with your facility’s infection control protocol:

  • Dust with a soft, dry cloth.
  •  Use a soft cloth to apply a non-abrasive, neutral  liquid detergent at 10-20% solution.
    • Apply the detergent to the system with a soft cloth – do not spray liquid directly onto the ScopeLocker or LockerHEPA.
    • Avoid harsh cleaners such as bleach or ammonia, as these can cause permanent damage.
  • Lightly rinse with a clean, damp cloth.
    • Use as little water as possible to avoid allowing excess water to drip into any crevices, as this can cause damage and allow for bacterial growth.
  • Dry with a clean, soft cloth.

Bleach

Bleach / sodium hypochlorite should never be used on the ScopeLocker or any of its components. 

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   CABINET DISINFECTION    

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  • The disinfectant most suitable for use with MASS™ Medical Storage products is one from the quaternary ammonium compound family. This low-level disinfectant comes highly recommended for general housekeeping of medical storage products and other non-critical items. 
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds are bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal against lipophilic (enveloped) viruses. At hospital-strength concentration, quaternary ammonium compounds can destroy HIV, hepatitis B and C, influenza, and parvovirus.
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds are available in premixed liquid form, concentrated form, and in pre-soaked disinfecting wipes. 
  • Regardless of which method you choose, the most important thing is to read the label of the disinfectant and adhere to the manufacturer’s recommended contact time. 
  • The surface must remain wet for the recommended length of time in order for the disinfectant to work properly. 
  • To maintain the dryness in the environment of your endoscope storage, do not use excess disinfectant.

Bleach

Bleach / sodium hypochlorite should never be used on the ScopeLocker or any of its components. 

   COMPONENT CARE    

  • We recommend using quaternary ammonium compounds for disinfecting the components of your scope cabinet.
  • While not suitable for cleaning the surface of your cabinet, bleach can be used on certain components if so desired.
  • Drip trays can be processed in or out of the cabinet, although we do recommend removing the tray in order to reach every surface.
  • Clean and disinfect the drip tray in the same manner as outlined above, taking care to dry completely before replacing.
  • The scope holders (including Secure-A-Scope™) should regularly be cleaned with a mild, non-abrasive detergent and then disinfected with a quaternary ammonium compound or bleach.
  • MASS™ truHEPA™ filters should be replaced every six months. MASS™ Medical Storage’s service team is available for this routine maintenance.
  • Parts to remember:
    • Door handle
    • Nylon door pull (tall cabinets only)
    • EUS holder, including the adjustment knob
    • Fan activation switch (if present)