Welcome to L.R. Instruments!
Again this year, LR Instruments will be sponsoring two children from World Vision on your behalf to make a world of difference to children, families and communities in need.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and merry festive season.
From the Team at LR Instruments Pty Ltd
Making A Difference!
As a child sponsor, the difference you'll make means more than you think. You'll help to create lasting change in children's lives by transforming the world where they live. By helping to meet basic needs for things like clean water, healthcare, education, improved farming and income opportunities, you'll help to break the poverty cycle. And you'll give your sponsored child and other children in the area the chance to reach their full potential.
Christmas Closure Dates 2013/2014
For your convenience we are advising the trading hours for LR Instruments over the Christmas and New Year period. Below is the list of dates for the December/January period for 2013/2014 which LR Instruments will be trading.
LR Instruments would also like to advise that we will be conducting a Stock Take on Wednesday 18 December 2013 and therefore will not be trading as normal on this day. We ask for your cooperation by either emailing, or faxing your purchase orders on this day as we will not have staff to answer phone queries. All purchase orders will be processed in the late afternoon, after stock take is completed, and dispatched the next day, on Thursday 19 December 2013.
Christmas/New Year Trading Times
|Monday||16 December 2013||Open - Normal Hours (08:00 - 17:00)|
|Tuesday||17 December||Open (08:00 - 17:00)|
|Wednesday||18 December||Closed (Stock Take)|
|Thursday||19 December||Open (08:00 - 17:00)|
|Friday||20 December||Open (08:00 - 17:00)|
|Wednesday||25 December||Closed (Public Holiday - Christmas Day)|
|Thursday||26 December||Closed (Public Holiday - Boxing Day)|
|Monday||30 December||Open (08:00 - 17:00)|
|Tuesday||31 December||Open (08:00 - 14:00) closing early|
|Wednesday||1 January 2014||Closed (Public Holiday - New Years Day)|
|Thursday||2 January||Trading as normal (08:00 - 17:00)|
Why Not Plan Ahead!
Please plan ahead, and try to have your purchase orders to us by 15:00 on Thursday 19 December 2013 to ensure that we have time to dispatch prior to the Christmas break. Any orders received on Friday 20 December 2013 we will do our utmost to dispatch, but cannot guarantee deliveries due to freight companies being under pressure at this time of year.
We thank you for your cooperation.
The Team at LR Instruments Pty Ltd
About L.R. Instruments
Wholesale suppliers of Medical and Surgical Products and Instruments to the healthcare industry.
At L.R. Instruments, we are constantly seeking new and improved products suitable to the Australian and overseas markets and continue to expand both our product range (now well over 27000 lines) and customer base which at present is in excess of 1700 Australia wide and includes the Asia Pacific region. We also strive to maintain a high level of customer service and product satisfaction.
As a result, we endeavour to dispatch all consignments within one working day of receiving an order (depending on stock availability) and offer an unconditional guarantee on all product lines against faulty materials and workmanship. If you want quality and service at an affordable price then look no further than L.R. Instruments
We have had a lot of calls with regards Instrument Care, and have found that a considerable return of instruments is because they are not being cleaned properly. So for this reason, we have included the following information on caring for your surgical instruments 'the right way'. Three important things for Instrument Care Best Practice to remember are:
- All instruments must be cleaned properly before first use.
- Instruments should never be left to soak in ANY fluids.
- You cannot sterilise an instrument that is not CLEAN and DRY.
Instrument Care v1.1
All Instruments must be cleaned properly before first use.
A new instrument must undergo a full cleaning process prior to use to remove any remaining debris from the manufacturing process.
- A new instrument is the most vulnerable to poor conditions, as its passivity layer is at its thinnest. This layer builds up over time with exposure to water and air and repeated usage. If problems are identified with a new instrument, investigate and improve circumstances that your instruments are exposed to - it may not be a manufacturing issue.
- Clean instruments are achieved through a combination of chemical (detergents) and
mechanical (scrubbing or machine washing) means, both are required to achieve a clean instrument.
- Please note that instruments should never be left to soak in any fluids.
- Whenever possible, do not expose instruments to salts, iodine, harsh acid or alkaline
solutions or other chemicals.
- Use appropriate chemicals (active non-protein-fixing cleaners) for cleaning instruments; ensure they are measured in dilutions according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- All new instruments must be ultrasonic cleaned before normal cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaners assist in microscopic cleaning of instruments – their use does not replace the normal cleaning process. Any item placed in an Ultrasonic cleaner is considered contaminated (water is dirty) and must undergo a full cleaning process afterwards.
- Ultrasonic cleaners remove all lubricants from the instruments – any instruments with moving parts must be lubricated with appropriate instrument lubrication to reduce damage to the instruments.
- Do not use metal brushes on surgical instruments as they will scratch the surface. Use plastic or natural bristled brushes. Both external and channel brushes are required to make sure all aspects of the instruments are clean.
- Final rinsing of instruments should be done with demineralised and softened water, this reduces problems from salts and minerals during the sterilisation process and watermark deposits.
- Instruments must be dry prior to wrapping, packaging and sterilisation. Compressed air drying is recommended. Non-linting cloths would be a secondary option.
- Instruments must be taken apart whenever possible to maximise cleaning. Place all
movable joint instruments in an open position to allow sterilisation of cutting surfaces such as clippers etc. and to prevent stress cracking of the joints.
- Please note – you cannot sterilise an instrument that is not CLEAN and DRY.
Follow these simple instructions listed above, and not only will you prolong the life of your Surgical Instruments, you will be running an efficient Instrument Care Best Practice within your facility.
Medical & Surgical Products & Instruments
L.R. Instruments source the highest quality medical and surgical instruments from respected suppliers, such as:
- Chifa, Liberty, L.R.I.
- Nopa, Lawton, Heine
- Erka, Galemed, Alsa
- CBM, Famos, Clinipak
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