Mobile contingents of the medical service and civil protection provide medical care in the event of an operation. Preclinical first aid at the site of illness, injury or wounding serves on the one hand to save life and preserve organs or functions, and on the other hand to make the victim fit for transport. Comprehensive medical care is ensured by field hospitals that carry out operations. The prerequisite for efficiently working surgical modules are efficient central sterilisations that clean instruments quickly and gently with consistently high quality and provide them in a sterile state.
The requirements for instrument reprocessing have changed considerably in the mobile sector. In the past, instruments were cleaned manually in a room and then sterilised with steam. Today, the focus is on a reproducible, validatable cleaning process, with unclean and clean working areas as well as crossing-free paths. This requires, for instance, automated rinsing processes with thermal disinfection and drying before the instruments are further treated in standard-compliant sterilisers. The process parameters that are decisive for the quality of reprocessing are recorded and archived by a separate documentation module. Due to the high standard of hygiene, the risk of infection from the sterile material for patients and surgical or reprocessing staff is extremely low.