Protecting hospital staff by choosing an autoclave sterilizer with automated safety features


Equipped with a myriad of automated autoclave safety features, Azteca A sterilizers not only protect personnel but also uphold the highest standards of sterilization efficacy, thereby fostering a safer and more efficient healthcare environment. In Celitron’s next article, you will find out more about how you can safeguard patient and staff safety, as well as meet stringent regulatory standards!

About autoclave safety features and sterilization efficacy

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare and onsite autoclave solutions, where patient safety reigns supreme, the significance of effective sterilization practices and features cannot be overstated.

Sterilization practices have evolved significantly over the centuries, from rudimentary methods like boiling instruments to sophisticated techniques employing autoclave sterilizers. The advent of autoclaves marked a transformative moment in infection control, offering a reliable and efficient means of eliminating pathogens from medical instruments and equipment. Hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities worldwide rely on autoclave sterilizers to ensure the elimination of harmful pathogens from medical instruments and equipment.

Over time, these devices have undergone continuous refinement and innovation, incorporating advanced features and technologies to enhance safety, efficacy, and reliability.

Beyond the imperative of sterilization efficacy lies the critical need to prioritize the safety of healthcare staff during sterilization procedures. This is where Celitron’s Azteca A large steam sterilizer family comes into play, as a prime solution for infection control in medical facilities that compromises neither sterilization efficacy nor safety.

Introduction to the Azteca automated autoclave sterilizer

The Azteca A automated autoclave sterilizer family comprises large-capacity (110 liters to 880 liters) pre- and post-vacuum autoclaves, meticulously crafted to meet the highest quality standards. These autoclaves are engineered to cover a broad spectrum of applications, catering to the needs of hospital central processing departments, and pharmaceutical, and bio-technological industries.

Their reputation is underscored by the fact that Azteca A sterilizers have been sold to over 25 countries worldwide, earning accolades from doctors, sterile processing technicians, and industry professionals.

Our autoclaves are also available in smaller capacity models:

These more compact models offer the same reliable sterilization performance and safety features found in the largest machines for hospitals, making them an ideal choice for proximity solutions for operating theaters or smaller clinics with less available space and smaller budgets.

Autoclave safety features present in the Azteca A family of automated sterilizers

At the core of Azteca A autoclaves lies a suite of automated safety features designed to mitigate risks and protect hospital staff.

1. Autoclave door-locking mechanism

Celitron’s sterilizers are equipped with either one or two pneumatically operated vertical sliding doors, featuring an automatic autoclave door-locking mechanism. This mechanism ensures that the door halts immediately upon encountering any obstruction, mitigating the risk of accidents.

Moreover, special autoclave safety features prevent the door from opening when the chamber is pressurized or when temperatures are elevated, effectively minimizing the risk of exposure to hot steam and its associated hazards, which further enhances operational safety.

Remember, steam temperatures can reach between 121 and 134 degrees Celsius! Hospital staff should always take extra care whenever prepping medical loads for sterilization. Thankfully, even the drying and cooling process is fully automated in Celitron’s autoclaves. When the door automatically opens, instruments can be removed without risk of burns.

2. Double autoclave door interlocking mechanism

In units equipped with double doors, Azteca A autoclaves boast an interlocking mechanism designed to prevent both doors from being opened simultaneously. This critical feature not only enhances safety by reducing the risk of accidental chamber access but also ensures that sterilization cycles are completed before clean-side doors can be opened.

This prevents potential contamination and upholds the integrity of the sterilization process. This also means you can prevent HAIs (Healthcare Associated Infections) much more easily and provide a safe working environment for your hospital staff.

3. Autoclave safety features enhanced by an intelligent control system

Powered by state-of-the-art Freescale technology, the microprocessor-based control system is the basis of the safety features of Celitron’s autoclaves. This system is responsible for controlling all sterilization operations with precision and efficiency.

A digital color touch-screen LCD provides intuitive access to system controls, facilitating user-friendly operation even in high-pressure environments. Additionally, the system includes self and remote diagnosis capabilities, enabling proactive maintenance and troubleshooting to ensure uninterrupted sterilization workflows.

You can also count on Celitron’s after-sales support for guidance and parts to keep your autoclave running safely many years after having purchased it for your hospital or clinic.

4. Commitment to autoclave safety features - Compliance with regulatory standards

Celitron’s commitment to autoclave safety features and quality is reflected in the rigorous standards to which our Azteca sterilizers adhere.

These safety standards include EN 285 (Large Steam Sterilizers standard),Pressure Equipment Directive (PED),Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC, and EN 60601-1, EN 61010-1, and EN 61326 safety standards. Additionally, the systems are CE-approved.

By meeting these stringent requirements, Azteca A sterilizers provide healthcare facilities with confidence in their ability to deliver safe and effective sterilization processes, thus elevating the standard of care and promoting patient safety in their facility.

Other notable benefits provided by Celitron apart from autoclave safety features

Customizable, automated autoclave sterilizers

One of the hallmarks of Azteca A automated autoclave sterilizers is their versatility and adaptability to diverse user requirements. With a wide range of accessories and customization options, these autoclaves can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different healthcare facilities. From adjustable shelving to specialized sterilization cycles, Azteca A autoclaves offer flexibility without compromising on safety features or performance.

Energy-efficient and sustainable autoclaves

In addition to autoclave safety features and performance, Azteca A sterilizers prioritize energy efficiency and sustainability. Advanced insulation technology ensures minimal heat loss during sterilization cycles, contributing to energy savings and reducing environmental impact. Furthermore, water-saving systems are integrated as standard features, reducing water consumption without compromising sterilization efficacy.

The safety features of Celitron’s autoclaves make the whole sterilization process much more user-friendly while also providing a reliable performance through automated features.

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