Why use dispensable vaginal specula?

THE ADVANTAGES OF DISPENSABLE VAGINAL SPECULA

Dispensable medical instruments are enjoying increasing popularity among practitioners of various specialties. The primary advantages associated with dispensable vaginal specula include:

  1. Increased efficiency owing to the time saved by no need to clean and sterilize instruments;
  2. Cost-efficiency resulting from no need to buy an autoclave, sterilizing agents, and reducing personnel’s work;
  3. Increased patient safety, as dispensable instruments eliminate the risk for cross infection;
  4. Increased patient comfort as plastic vaginal specula cause less discomfort during VE than metal (multiple-use) ones.

 

DISPENSABLE INSTRUMENTS SAVE YOUR TIME

With multiple-use vaginal specula, the whole process entails the following steps:

  1. Vaginal examination with a speculum
  2. Transport for sterilisation
  3. Cleaning the speculum
  4. Disinfection and sterilisation
  5. Sterility check, and return transportation to the healthcare facility

 

Time necessary for the entire process (depending on the number of patients) – up to 1.75 hrs/Day

 

Dispensable specula help to avoid many time-consuming routines, as their use is limited to merely the following three steps:

  1. Vaginal examination with a dispensable speculum
  2. Discarding the speculum used
  3. Utilisation of discarded dispensable specula

 

Dispensable vaginal specula do not generate additional time-consuming routines for your healthcare facility

INCREASED PATIENT SAFETY

Efficient sterilisation of multiple-use instruments, including vaginal specula, is essential to minimize the risk for healthcare-associated infections. Yet, some infectious agents causing serious if not terminal infections (e.g. a variation of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) are resistant to the standard decontamination process.

Dispensable equipment warrants a 100% clean and sterile product for every single patient, thus allowing to substantially limit the risk for cross infection.

CARE FOR THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

STERILISATION = CHEMICAL WASTE

Multiple-use medical instruments must be sterilised with chemical substances considered to constitute environmental hazard. Throughout the sterilisation process strong detergents, disinfectants and solvents are used, that later become hazardous waste.

Repeat sterilisation nearly always requires the use of ethylene oxide or anti-microbial agents that are dangerous for the environment.

By using dispensable vaginal specula, you can limit the scale on which substances hazardous for the environment are used.