Our dental practice in the centre of Osnabrück focuses on the fields of periodontology, endontology, implantology and dental prostheses. Our practice is visited by an average of 35 to 40 patients a day.
MELAG as a partner
When redesigning the decontamination room, the new hygiene requirements in accordance with RKI guidelines must be taken into account. At the same time, the option of optimising the workflow in a manner that saves work and time needed to be reconsidered. We decided to use MELAG devices - MELAtherm 10, Vacuklav 40 B+ and MELAseal Pro. The devices are exclusively operated by qualified experts who were involved in the planning from the start. In addition to this, the documentation that was previously done manually has been replaced. For economic and organisational reasons, we decided to use the documentation and approval software MELAtrace. All devices are connected to MELAtrace, documentation and approval is achieved in an entirely paperless manner in digital form in just a few clicks. The program structure is self-explanatory, operation is simple and clear.
The scope and type of loading can be freely selected. The documentation makes it clear who prepared the instruments and at what point they did so. The technical parameters of the decontamination process are allocated and stored independently when the respective cycle is approved. Barcode labels can now be printed out using the label printer MELAprint 60 after preparation of the instruments. These are stuck on wrapped and sterile instruments, enabling an allocation to the patients treated. The standardisation of the instrument decontamination brings safety to patients and the practice team alike. At the same time, the additional procurement of instruments can also be necessary.
The personnel cost is lower than for manual decontamination, but disinfection and sterilization using machines under validated conditions still requires time. Initial concerns about the complexity of the MELAtrace software were soon alleviated.
MELAtrace is safe and enables documentation of the decontamination of medical products in compliance with the laws. It is good that other devices can be connected in MELAtrace too, such as the DAC Universal.