Question and Answer
November 27, 2020
The question above in the title can be answered by a question… Who has first stated a DUWL system was needed and since when? The manufacturers of the DUWL’s have been the initiating source since the new design of equipment with a closed water system design. The water system is ‘closed’ to outside contamination...
March 13, 2020
maxill is constantly doing research on any and every topic related to Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC). In the latest news releases, it is now common knowledge that a serious virus, the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is an evolving situation. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Sectors, PIDAC, CDC and WHO are all working diligently to ensure the containment of the virus and public awareness for surveillance. As learned from past outbreaks, (SARS) health care providers play a vital role in risk management and assessment. The role of the dental professional is to implement routine screening methods to identify individuals with acute respiratory infections.
November 04, 2019
The maxill PCD is part of ‘Batch Monitoring’ in the quality assurance of sterilization. Currently Health Canada does not regulate PCDs and therefore the batch monitoring PCD is not listed as a medical device.
April 05, 2019
When you're using a manufacturer process challenge device for stream sterilization, does a Type V chemical indicator still need to be placed in every package? The best approach to answering this question is to step back and review the job of the chemical indicators.
September 03, 2018A Type V/Class 5 Chemical Integrator strip with a foil backing and a migration window is not the only accepted format available on the market today. Another technology is available that provides the same quality assurance by measuring all three parameters of sterilization (time, temperature, and pressure).
August 27, 2018
QUESTION: Are there expiry dates/shelf life on sterilization pouches?
ANSWER: Unless indicated by the manufacturer, there are no expiry dates on pouches. A lot number and the date of manufacture are printed on the boxes. The date of manufacture is in the form of yr mth day, example 180410. Expiry dates are typically linked to a food or chemical registered with Health Canada.