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Why Stainless Steel is the best option for Healthcare & Operating Room storage equipment.

stainless steel for hospital storage is compared before and and after washing to other solid surfaces considered for hospital and operating room storage applications

Stainless Steel is best for healthcare operating room equipment due to it’s antimicrobial property.

Stainless Steel’s employs the safest anti-microbial properties for Operating Room and Healthcare equipment.

Stainless Steel is best for healthcare operating room equipment

Utilization of Stainless Steel Equipment instead of  Solid Surfaces greatly reduces HAI (hospital acquired infections) and SSI (surgical site infections).

Stainless steel equipment is the safest choice for health care and hospital installations. This is due to the sanitary benefits for infection control programs, as well as the durability and design versatility offered. Stainless Steel can be cleaned to decrease the bacteria that causes HAIs and SSIs. Solid surface material can not be disinfected to the same degree that Stainless Steel is cleaned as seen in the electron micrograph photo below. That is why all healthcare capital equipment from Continental Metal Products’ Healthcare Division is manufactured from 304 Stainless steel. Some of the most popular equipment includes; Surgical Scrub Sinks, Warming Cabinets, OR Cabinets, Pass through cabinets and Nurse Documentation stations

Benefits of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has a non-porous surface, bacteria, viruses and even stains cannot soak into it. A simple cleaning of the surface of the cabinet, table or counter with an antibacterial cleaner will leave it sanitized. Even if harsh chemicals are used, the surface is unaffected. Additionally, stainless steel resists corrosion and will not rust, so it will continue to look clean over many years of use.

The superiority of Stainless Steel 304, as used by Continental Metal Products, Healthcare Division is demonstrated by the chart above. These electron micrograph photographs compare different solid surfaces communally utilized in hospital applications before and after cleaning. These photos demonstrate that the surface bacterial contamination is significantly decreased on stainless steel in comparison to the materials after cleaning. When infection control is the priority, why would you choose any thing other than products fabricated from stainless steel by Continental Metal Products?

Stainless Steel withstands harsh cleaning solutions and sanitizing chemicals. It is so easy to clean. Stainless steel OR cabinets, consoles, Surgical scrub sinks, warming cabinets, pass through cabinets and OR Nurse documentation stations are the logical choice for  surgical areas that need to be sterile. The OR, ED, PACU, CATH Lab, ENDO, and SPD are only a few of the hospital ancillary areas that benefit by use of Stainless Steel Equipment.

Within the medical industry, Stainless steel 304 is used where high corrosion resistance, good formability, strength, manufacturing precision, reliability and hygiene is of particular importance.

Stainless Steel 304  advantages:

  • Diverse Application – can be used for all types of medical devices – economies of scale – reducing raw material costs.
  • Rust Proof – reduces the risk of infection from rust and other surface imperfections caused by oxidation.
  • High Corrosion Resistance
  • Recyclable
  • Antibacterial poperties
  • It does not stain – so it can be cleaned and re-used many times in the medical field.
  • Non Magnetic – perfect for operating rooms
  • High heat resistance
  • Once work-hardened Stainless Steel 304 will keep its shape.

Hygiene and cleanliness are the highest priorities in choosing the appropriate solid surface for healthcare equipment. Stainless steel is the natural choice of material because it offers an extremely hygienic, easy to clean surface.

How to Clean Stainless Steel Hospital OR Equipment

Continental Metal Products’ Healthcare Division, CMP, has manufactured the full product line of beautifully crafted, reliable healthcare equipment utilizing Stainless steel for over 70 years.

Browse CMP’s full website to see how Continental Metal Products fabricates Stainless Steel into the capital equipment of choice for OR, ED, PACU, CATH Lab, ENDO, and SPD applications.