The Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) recommends that all decontaminated equipment with moving parts be bathed in a preserved water-soluble surgical instrument lubricant after each mechanical processing, unless the manufacturer advises otherwise. AORN Recommended Practices state that: Surgical instruments should be checked for function after cleaning. Those with moving parts may require lubrication according to manufacturers' instructions. Water soluble lubricants should be applied to those instruments that require lubrication. Instruments should be cleaned before the lubricant is applied. Cleaning, particularly ultrasonic cleaning, removes lubricants from instruments. Lubricants decrease friction between working surfaces. Unless otherwise specified, lubricants should be water soluble to allow steam penetration during sterilization; oil-based products cannot be penetrated. The best way to be certain that all surgical instruments are lubricated is to use a cleaning concentrate that lubricate while it cleans.
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