Our first plasma sterilizer came from Johnson and Johnson 3 years ago. That was the first Plasma Sterilizer in Nigeria. In a bid to provide our patients with the highest standards of safety in all our procedures, Kelina Hospital has acquired a 2nd Plasma Sterilizer from Tuttnauer. The 162 litre capacity device is essential for sterilizing all hospital equipment especially endoscopes for Minimal Access Surgery. Plasma sterilization is better that standard steam sterilization because not all medical equipment can be safely sterilized using steam sterilization. Steam sterilization also has a longer wait.
Plasma is the 4th state of nature. Nature is no longer regarded as either solids, liquids or gases. Plasma is none of these. Plasma sterilization works through a process called oxidation (High heat turns molecules of the effective reagent in the plasma sterilizer into unstable free radicals. In returning to stability, energy released destroys microbial cells). No living organism can survive in plasma.
We are truly pleased to have added this new level of protection and security to our patients.