| FAQ - Instrument Processing - 2015
Why do cassettes need to be wrapped with 2 wraps?
Regarding why cassettes need to be wrapped with 2 wraps, Practical Infection Control In Dentistry states as follows:
It is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning, wrapping, and sterilizing the cassettes. 1
Likewise, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team states:
One should follow the cassette manufacturer’s recommendations for ultrasonic cleaning, wrapping or bagging, and sterilization. One should wrap cassettes before processing them through a sterilizer. 2
In summary, if you have a question regarding how your cassette product should be handled/wrapped, it is recommended that you contact the product manufacturer or distributor for further information.
1) Molinari JA and Harte JA. Practical Infection Control In Dentistry – Third Edition. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott / Williams & Wilkins. Page 226.
2) Miller CH. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 5th edition. Elsevier/Mosby Publishers. Pages 128-129, 142.