Axis Medical Canada Inc.
West / Ouest: 1 888 855-6558 Ontario: 1 800 267-5597 East / Est: 1 877 388-1515
Instruments and Equipment
Health Canada adopts Spaulding’s classification system for medical instruments. The method for proper cleaning, disinfection, or sterilization of reusable instruments is based on the potential risk of infection involved in the use of that instrument (Table 2).
Medical instruments and equipment are divided into three classes (see Tables 2 and 3):
The majority of ophthalmic equipment would fall into the semi-critical and noncritical categories. Most ophthalmic instruments can, therefore, be sterilized by heat (autoclave) or disinfected by immersion for 10 minutes in one of the following fresh solutions:
The device should be thoroughly rinsed in tap water and dried before reuse.
Alcohol should not be used to soak tonometer (have we previously defined what this is?) bi-prisms or gonioscopic contact lenses (and this?), since it may damage these lens surfaces over time. Hydrogen peroxide would then be the solution of choice. Alternatively, they may also be disinfected with a 70% alcohol swab, rinsed, and air-dried.
We are leaders in the industry providing you with the latest medical technology that helps grow your revenue and solidifies the relationship between you and your patients. We have four offices across Canada with local after-sales service and support for you. As well, we have an experienced, dedicated sales staff available to consult with you, ensuring all of your needs are met. We have developed relationships with suppliers from around the world to bring you reliable, high-quality ophthalmic technology, since 1980.
9260 Boul. Des Sciences
1 877 388-1515
111 Adam Street, Unit B
1 800 267-5597
#1 - 1520 Cliveden Avenue
Delta (Vancouver), BC
1 888 855-6558
Devices advertised may not have been licensed in accordance with Canadian law.