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Synergized Advancement in Arthroscopy: SynergyHD3 imaging is a commanding imaging platform offered by Arthrex featuring atrue 1080p HD programmable camera head, a LED "xenon-bright" light source and animage management system all in one tablet controlled device. The network based system allows live video streaming from any authorized remote viewer. SynergyHD3 Physician App: Arthrex's SynergyHD3 physician iPad® application provides physicians with tools tomanage stills, video recordings, and patient education. Utilizing an iPad®, physicians can review, edit, annotate and tag stills and video recordings, as well as create and instantly transmit images, videos and educational postoperative reports to patients.
This video is an overview of how to operate your Midmark Autoclave; however, the M9/M11 Installation and Operation Manual should always be considered the primary reference source for any information about the Autoclave. Your autoclave has 4 pre-programmed cycles and 2 programmable cycles. The programmed cycles include: Unwrapped, Pouches, Packs and Handpieces. Cycle parameters can be found in the Installation and Operations manual. After verifying that the autoclave has an adequate fill of water and has been loaded properly with sterilization items, close and latch the door. This is done by lifting the door handle and pushing the door closed. While pushing in on the door, slide the door handle down to engage the latch. The display will show SELECT CYCLE and waits for input from the operator. If the "Start" button is pressed, ADDITIONAL HEAT is shown on the display. This allows the operator to either pre-heat the unit or extend the drying time on the previous cycle. Pressing the Stop button will end the 'ADDITIONAL HEAT' time. After pushing one of the standard cycle program keys, the display will show two alternating screens on the LCD display. The first screen shows the name of the cycle, sterilizing temperature and the amount of sterilizing time. After a brief pause, the second screen shows the type of venting to be used and the amount of drying time. Next, you'll push the Start button. The display immediately shows the message FILLING CHAMBER, followed by CHAMBER IS FULL when the proper water level is reached. Now, the unit will begin to heat to the appropriate temperature for the cycle being used. The display changes as temperature and pressure in the chamber changes. Once the appropriate sterilizing temperature is reached, the display shows the time countdown from the programmed time and monitors the temperature and pressure. During sterilization mode, the heater will cycle on and off. Just prior to the end of the sterilization cycle, "Ready to Vent" is displayed for 10 seconds and the vent cycle begins. The vent valve opens and steam and water is released back into the reservoir. The display changes as temperature and pressure in the chamber changes. Caution Keep clear when the M9 or M11 door is ready to open! Failure to do so could result in severe burns from steam being released. An audible signal is emitted to indicate that the door is about to open. When pressure in the chamber reaches zero, the door actuates to a partially open position, beginning the drying cycle. The autoclave displays the amount of time remaining for the drying cycle and counts it down to zero. At the end of this countdown, an audible signal is emitted for 10 seconds indicating that the sterilization cycle is complete. After sterilization is complete, all items must be handled in accordance with regulatory guidelines. Caution: The processed load and inner surfaces will be hot. Avoid contact with hot surfaces. Failure to do so could result in serious burns. Qualified personnel responsible for infection control should prepare a protocol for handling sterilized items. This protocol should be followed by all personnel responsible for handling sterilized items, and should include the basics: • Unwrapped sterilization is not recommended for critical or implantable items. • Unwrapped items should be transported immediately and aseptically from sterilizer to the point of use. • Allow items to dry before handling or storage. • Wrapped items may be stored before use. • The storage area should be a closed or covered space, away from environmental contaminates or wetness. Remove trays and cassettes using the Midmark approved Tray/Cassette tool. Hold the tray level and slightly elevated to prevent it from shifting and becoming dislodged. For more detailed information about operating your Autoclave, please refer to the M9/M11 Installation and Operation Manual.