RE: [Histonet] cryostat decontamination

From:"Vinnie Della Speranza"

can someone provide info on which manufacturers offer self- decontaminating units? 


Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
Ph: 843-792-6353
fax: 843-792-8974

>>> "Robyn Vazquez"  09/23/05 04:52PM >>>
That is a good idea.  I won't be getting one for about a year from now. We are going to be moving into a new facility and will be purchasing some new stuff.  And a self -decon is on my list.

Robyn
OHSU 

>>> "Charles  Scouten"  9/23/2005 12:01 PM >>>
 
Consider a self decontaminating cryostat, or use the decontaminant used
in it.

http://www.myneurolab.com/myneurolab/mnl_products_detail.asp?idproduct=4=20
75102&catdesc=Histology+Equipment&CatThreeID=732&CatOneID=4&subcatdesc=C
ryostats&idsubcategory=182 

Cordially,
Charles W.  Scouten, Ph.D. 
myNeuroLab.com 
5918 Evergreen Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63134 
Ph: 314 522 0300 x 342
FAX  314 522 0377 
cwscouten@myneurolab.com 
http://www.myneurolab.com 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu 
[mailto:histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Robyn
Vazquez
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 9:09 AM
To: Marirose.Satterfield@MercyMemorial.org; histonet@pathology.swmed.edu 
Subject: Re: [Histonet] cryostat decontamination

I shut down the cryo and decontaminate with Santimaster IV which is a
broad spectrum and non corrosive, I leave it on for about 10 minutes,
then I use a 70% ethanol, and then I use an absolute.

Robyn
OHSU

>>> "Satterfield, Marirose"  
>>> 9/21/2005 6:54 AM >>>
CAP Checklist Question ANP.24250
Is there a documented procedure for the routine decontamination of the
cryostat at defined intervals, and are decontaminated records evident?

They note that the interior of the cryostat can be decontaminated with
70% ethanol. Later on they say it should be defrosted and decontaminated
with a tuberculocidal disinfectant at an interval appropriate for the
institution.
Are they suggesting that after each use it get decontaminated with the
70% ethanol and only periodically shut down unit and use the TB
disinfectant? 
Thanks
M Satterfield

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