Nowadays, medical device cleaning detergent on market can divide 2 types; first is low-no foam formula and second is foaming formula. Both detergent are same purpose that is for cleaning device and safe
- Low-no foam
Medical device cleaning detergent low-no foam formula is very low amount of foam until no foam when dilute with water as specified by the manufacturer. Mostly, use detergent with auto washer machine or ultrasonic because no need foam to disturb during clean which cause error or broken to machine.
Medical device cleaning detergent foaming formula give high foam volume when dilute. This formula suitable for manual wash by human. In term of cleaning, foaming formula is better clean than low-no foam because user can see and clean soil and some contaminated spot on device.
Low-no foam vs. Foaming detergent
|Use||Suitable for auto washer machine and Ultrasonic||Suitable for manual wash|
|Cleaning||Good cleaning||Better than low-no foam because user can see and clean soil and some contaminated spot on device.|
|Convenience||Very convenience user rinse detergent as manufacturer recommend and run program||User dilute detergent and water by myself. After cleaning, user clean equipment and dry by myself again.|
|Rapidity||Depend on set up cleaning program||Depend on user ‘skill|
From above table that showed the advantage of low-no foam and foaming detergent. So, depend on user will choose type detergent that suitable for use and safe.