To effectively reduce losses it is vital to segregate wires, cords, foil wrappers, and other metallic non-surgical instrument
items, etc into other disposal areas.
To be effective segregation of copper cords, aluminum tabs, foils, wrappers, etc should
be done prior to use of the Wizard 5 Surgical Instrument Metal Detector.
1. Use a fresh Duracell 9 volt battery. Battery power must be at least 8.4 volts.
2. Before using for detecting instruments test and become accustomed to detection distances.
Start by experimenting with the smallest average item you wish to detect.
Keep in mind the smaller the item the less distance the detector will detect it at.
Larger items detect at a greater distance. Typically average detection distances area bout 4 to 8 inches. This is based on most small surgical instruments.
If detecting through surgical drapes or other type fabric or paper materials it is best to fold the drapes flat then scan both sides of the drapes or folded materials.
3. We recommend to develop your own protocols for detection and properly advise users prior to use.
4. Proper training of staff is key to this detectors optimal performance and effective reduction of surgical instrument losses.
Limitations of Metal Detection Wands:
All wand style metal detectors detect stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and copper. Therefore proper segregation in disposal areas is very important.
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