Surgical Instrument Care

  • Reprocess Your Instruments with Ease and Confidence

    Posted on May 22, 2018 by Spectrum Veterinary Instruments


    Do you dread having to clean and reprocess your instruments?

    The cleaning and sterilizing of your instruments may not be a quick or simple task, but it is certainly a vital one to keep your clinic in full-working order without hiccups, and to help ensure patient safety and surgeon satisfaction.

    We at STERIS Animal Health understand that dirty jobs, like this one, can be a loathsome task, especially when you don’t have the proper tools or solutions to get the job done right.

    Why would anyone want to do a job, if they know at the end, it might not be done as well as it could have been?  That is why we would like to share with you our full line of reprocessing solutions:


    Spectra-Moist: A spray-on solution to keep your instruments moist for hours, preventing blood and bioburden from drying onto the instruments before you wash them.

    Spectra-Soap: This surgical instrument cleaning soap is a high-suds detergent with rust inhibitor and neutral pH.

    Spectra-Sonic: A low-suds detergent for your ultrasonic cleaner that contains a neutral pH and rust inhibitor.

    Spectra-Lube: Save money and eliminate messy milk baths! Lube your instruments where they specifically need it. With this spray-on, water-based lubricant, you can help prolong the life of your instruments.

    Spectra-Scrub: Have some instruments that need some extra-good-lovin’? Try some of this easy-to-use, non-abrasive scrub, and remove pesky stains without smelly fumes.

    Spectra-Wipes: Have some instruments that have lost their shine? Use these trusty wipes to help you polish and remove rust, stains, water deposits, and discoloration from your surgical instruments.

    Spectra-Clave: A spray-on cleaner to help reduce deposits and stains on the internal walls of your autoclave.

    Spectra-Soak: A “cold soak” solution that is safe and effective for your surgical instruments made of metal, glass, rubber, and plastic.


    From the first step to the last, our full line of cleaning solutions offers everything you need to help ensure that you are able to fight bioburden like a total boss!

    Now you can finish your job with satisfaction and enter the next procedure with confidence.  Oh, and did we mention that ALL of these products are on sale until June 30th?  That’s right, you can save up to 20% off on ALL of our cleaning products! Even our brushes!

    So, what better reason to make your life easier, than to take advantage of this scrubbin’-good offer and call us today at 1-844-540-9810?  Thanks for choosing STERIS Animal Health as your trusty sidekick, to help you take on microbes like the superhero you are!


    Your friends, STERIS Animal Health Team


    PS…Be on the lookout for some new blogs coming your way, where we will discuss and share some exclusive tips on the care & handling or your instruments. We’re pretty stoked about that!


    Posted in: Instrument Cleaning Solutions, Cleaning Surgical Instruments, Surgical Instrument Care
    Tagged: surgical instrument reprocessing, surgical instrument cleaning

  • Take a Closer Look at the Different Surgical Instrument Handles and What Differentiates Each

    Posted on May 23, 2017 by Spectrum Veterinary Instruments

    Ever wonder what the colored handles mean on surgical instruments?

    Watch our brief overview video explaining the four different handles and the properties that set each of them apart.

    The four types of handles reviewed include:

    1. German Stainless
    2. Gold Tungsten Carbide
    3. High Gold Tungsten Carbide
    4. Black Super Cut

    All four types include our Lifetime Warranty on repairs.

    Posted in: Surgical Instrument Care
    Tagged: surgical instrument handles, german stainless, gold tungsten carbide, high gold tungsten carbide, black super cut

  • Is it Rust or Stain on Your Surgical Instrument?

    Posted on October 31, 2016 by Spectrum Veterinary Instruments

    Proper care and handling of surgical instruments is a key factor to saving your investment. Without the proper care, stains and rusting can occur on Stainless Steel Instrumentation

    Both rust and stain appears on instruments in a brown-orange color, often making it difficult for users to distinguish the two apart. While both may appear to be similar, understanding when a mark is rust or a stain is important in order to properly clean affected tools and make them ready for use again. Knowing how to test whether a mark is rust or a stain on your utensils will save you time and money and will ensure that your tools are treated properly.

    The next time you see a brown-orange color appear on an instrument, follow this tip on how to tell if it’s rust or a stain: use a standard pencil eraser to determine the source of discoloration. Rub the eraser into the mark, and take note of what happens next.

    If the discoloration is removed and the metal underneath shines with a smooth and clean look, the mark is only a stain. If a pit mark appears under the discoloration, then the mark is corrosion and/or rust.

    No matter if there is rust or stain on your instruments, IMS Animal Health offers a wide variety of products intended to help remove and clean marks, including Spectra-Scrub Stain Remover, Stain/Rust Remover Pads, and Spectra-Wipes.

    Keep your utensils bright, clean, and shiny for a long life of use by properly treating rusted and stained instruments. For more information on keeping your utensils clean, contact IMS Animal Health or call 844-540-9810.

    Posted in: Surgical Instrument Care
    Tagged: veterinary surgical instruments, surgical instrument stain, surgical instrument rust, surgical instrument care, instrument rust, instrument stain, pencil eraser test

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