How to Sterilize My Trios 5 Scanner Equipment

Enclosed Scan Tip

The Trios 5 Scanner has a new 'Enclosed scan tip'. The new closed scan tip with scratch-free sapphire glass provides a microbial barrier:

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Trios 5 Wand

Single-use ultra-thin sleeves minimize the risk of cross-contamination:

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  • It is recommended to use the TRIOS Sleeve to cover the TRIOS scanner during patient examination.

  • The TRIOS Sleeve must only be used once to avoid cross-contamination.

Cleaning the Wand

  1. Wearing gloves, remove TRIOS Sleeve and TRIOS scanner tip from TRIOS scanner body.
  2. Wipe the scanner body and mirror housing with any cleaning/disinfectant wipes containing Isopropanol (17.2%) and Ammonium Chloride (for example, CaviWipes).
  3. While still wet from the CaviWipe, use a dry soft bristled brush to clean around the gasket area (where the TRIOS scanner body and mirror housing connect).
  4. Wipe the surface of the TRIOS scanner body and mirror housing with a second wipe.
  5. Take a third wipe and wet the scanner body and mirror housing for minimum of 120 seconds.
    • 120 seconds is the minimal time for the solution in the wipes to be in contact with the surface to kill the bacteria. It can be longer, but not less.
    • Once done, place the protection tip on the scanner.

Cleaning and disinfecting TRIOS Pod (Scanner Base)

  1. Wearing gloves, remove the rubber insert from the pod (holder) by pressing down on the middle using a thumb and gripping the outer edge with the index finger:

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  2. Using the cleaning/disinfectant wipes containing Isopropanol (17.2%) and Ammonium Chloride (for example, CaviWipes), clean the surface of the top rubber insert to remove any gross contaminants.

  3. With second wipe clean the surface of the metal holder to remove any gross contaminants.

  4. With third wipe wet the surface of the rubber insert for minimum 120 seconds to disinfect.

  5. With fourth wipe wet the surface of the metal part for minimum 120 seconds to disinfect.

  6. 120 seconds is the minimal time for the solution in the wipes to be in contact with the surface to kill the bacteria. It can be longer, but not less.

  7. Allow both parts to dry and assemble them back together.

Cleaning the Scanner Tip

  1. Wearing gloves, clean the TRIOS scanner tip manually using detergent diluted according to manufacturer’s instructions. Apply the detergent directly on a soft bristled brush. Wash the TRIOS scanner tip under running lukewarm (30-40 °C) utility water.

  2. Inspect the window of the TRIOS scanner tip after cleaning. If the window appears with stains, smudged or with a milky haze, repeat this step.

  3. Rinse with lukewarm (30-40 °C) tap water.

  4. Dry the TRIOS scanner tip carefully with a nonwoven swab (for example, Abena non-woven swabs).

Sterilizing the Scanner Tip

  1. Put the TRIOS scanner tip in a sterilization pouch. The pouch should be sealed. Use either a self-adhesive or heat-sealed pouch.

  2. Sterilize the pouched TRIOS scanner tip in a Dynamic-Air-Removal Steam Sterilizer (Class B autoclave):

    • Autoclave the TRIOS scanner tip at 132 °C (269.6 °F) with a cycle of 4 minutes exposure time and 30 minutes dry time.

    • The TRIOS scanner tip can be re-sterilized up to 100 times and must be disposed afterwards.

    • New TRIOS scanner tips must be cleaned and sterilized before using them for the first time.

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