Instructions for use/Technical description
Adapter RT081R and RT046P
Adapter RT081R und RT046P
Mode d’emploi/Description technique
Adaptateurs RT081R et RT046P
Instrucciones de manejo/Descripción técnica
Adaptadores RT081R y RT046P
Istruzioni per l’uso/Descrizione tecnica
Adattatore RT081R e RT046P
Instruções de utilização/Descrição técnica
Adaptador RT081R e RT046P
Adapter RT081R en RT046P
Adapter RT081R och RT046P
Инструкция по примению/Техническое описание
Адаптеры RT081R и RT046P
Návod k použití/Technický popis
Adaptér RT081R a RT046P
Instrukcja użytkowania/Opis techniczny
Adapter RT081R i RT046P
Návod na použivanie/Technický opis
Adaptér RT081R a RT046P
Kullanım Kılavuzu/Teknik açiklama
Adaptör RT081R ve RT046P
Aesculap AG | Am Aesculap-Platz | 78532 Tuttlingen | Germany
Phone +49 (0) 7461 95-0 | Fax +49 (0) 7461 95-26 00 | www.aesculap.com
Aesculap – a B. Braun company
- DIR 93/42/EEC
Technical alterations reserved
Validated reprocessing procedure
Adapter RT081R and RT046P
General safety instructions
For patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), suspected CJD or possible variants of CJD, observe the relevant
national regulations concerning the reprocessing of products.
Locking (turn clockwise)
Unlocking (turn counterclockwise)
Symbols on product and packages
Caution, general warning symbol
Caution, see documentation supplied with the product
► For item-specific instructions for use and information on material compatibility, see also the Aesculap Extranet
The adapters are used to securely attach optics or trocars to a support arm, using the appropriate plastic insert.
Suitable support arms:
■ Unitrac support arm RT040R
■ M-TRAC support arm FF168R
Safe handling and preparation
Federal law restricts this device to sale by, or on order if a physician!
► Ensure that the product and its accessories are operated and used only by persons with the requisite training,
knowledge, or experience.
► read, follow, and keep the instructions for use.
► Use the product only in accordance with its intended use, see Intended use.
► Remove the transport packaging and clean the new product, either manually or mechanically, prior to its initial
► Store any new or unused products in a dry, clean, and safe place.
► Prior to each use, inspect the product for: loose, bent, broken, cracked, worn, or fractured components.
► Do not use the product if it is damaged or defective. Set aside the product if it is damaged.
► Replace any damaged components immediately with original spare parts.
Adhere to national statutory regulations, national and international standards and directives, and local, clinical
hygiene instructions for sterile processing.
Mechanical reprocessing should be favored over manual cleaning as it gives better and more reliable results.
Successful processing of this medical device can only be ensured if the processing method is first validated. The operator/sterile processing technician is responsible for this.
The recommended chemistry was used for validation.
If there is no final sterilization, then a virucidal disinfectant must be used.
For the latest information on reprocessing and material compatibility see also the Aesculap extranet at
The validated steam sterilization procedure was carried out in the Aesculap sterile container system.
Dried or affixed surgical residues can make cleaning more difficult or ineffective and lead to corrosion. Therefore the
time interval between application and processing should not exceed 6 h; also, neither fixating pre-cleaning temperatures >45 °C nor fixating disinfecting agents (active ingredient: aldehydes/alcohols) should be used.
Excessive measures of neutralizing agents or basic cleaners may result in a chemical attack and/or to fading and the
laser marking becoming unreadable visually or by machine for stainless steel.
Residues containing chlorine or chlorides e.g. in surgical residues, medicines, saline solutions and in the service water
used for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization will cause corrosion damage (pitting, stress corrosion) and result in
the destruction of stainless steel products. These must be removed by rinsing thoroughly with demineralized water
and then drying.
Additional drying, if necessary.
Only process chemicals that have been tested and approved (e.g. VAH or FDA approval or CE mark) and which are
compatible with the product’s materials according to the chemical manufacturers’ recommendations may be used
for processing the product. All the chemical manufacturer's application specifications must be strictly observed. Failure to do so can result in the following problems:
■ Optical changes of materials, e.g. fading or discoloration of titanium or aluminum. For aluminum, the application/process solution only needs to be of pH >8 to cause visible surface changes.
■ Material damage such as corrosion, cracks, fracturing, premature aging or swelling.
► Do not use metal cleaning brushes or other abrasives that would damage the product surfaces and could cause
► Further detailed advice on hygienically safe and material-/value-preserving reprocessing can be found at www.ak-i.org, link to Publications, Red Brochure – Proper maintenance of instruments.
Dismantling prior to carrying out the reprocessing procedure
► Disassemble the product immediately after use, as described in the respective instructions for use.
Preparations at the place of use
► If applicable, rinse non-visible surfaces preferably with deionized water, with a disposable syringe for example.
► Remove any visible surgical residues to the extent possible with a damp, lint-free cloth.
► Transport the dry product in a sealed waste container for cleaning and disinfection within 6 hours.
Preparation before cleaning
► Disassemble the product prior to cleaning, see Disassembly.
Removing the adapter from the support arm
► Release lock nut 5 of the adapter by turning it as indicated by arrow 6 (counterclockwise).
► Rotate locking sleeve 8 counterclockwise to the positive stop.
Product-specific safety instructions for the reprocessing procedure
Mark 11 and arrow symbol 10 are aligned with each other.
► To avoid damage to the adapter: Hold the adapter while detaching it from the support arm 9.
► Push locking sleeve 8 towards the adapter.
Removing the trocar or the optics shaft and the plastic insert
► Turn the locking screw 1 counterclockwise.
► Take the trocar and lens shaft out of the plastic insert 3.
► Remove the plastic insert 3 from housing 2.
Damage to the product due to inappropriate cleaning/disinfecting agents and/or
► Use cleaning and disinfecting agents according to the manufacturer’s instructions which
– are approved for use e.g. on aluminum, plastic materials and stainless steel.
► Observe specifications regarding concentration, temperature and exposure
► Do not exceed the maximum cleaning temperature of 55 °C.
► Carry out ultrasound cleaning:
Damage to the trocar and/or optic shaft can occur if they fall out of the adapter!
► Use the adapter with compatible plastic inserts only.
– as an effective mechanical supplement to manual cleaning/disinfecting.
– as a pre-cleaning procedure for products with encrusted residues, in preparation for mechanical cleaning/
– as an integrated mechanical support measure for mechanical cleaning/disinfecting.
– for additional cleaning of products with residues left after mechanical cleaning/disinfecting.
Validated cleaning and disinfection procedure
Turn the locking screw 1 counterclockwise.
Insert the compatible plastic insert 3 in housing 2.
Turn locking screw 1 clockwise until plastic insert 3 is fixated.
Insert the trocar and lens shaft into the plastic insert3.
Turn the locking screw 1 counterclockwise until the trocar or optical shaft are firmly seated.
Make certain that mark 11 and arrow symbol 10 are aligned with each other.
Slide the connector 7 through locking sleeve 8 and into support arm 9. Connector 7 should click into place.
Turn locking screw 8 clockwise to the positive stop.
Mark 11 and “Locked” symbol 12 are aligned with each other.
► Tighten locking nut 5 in the direction of arrow 4 (clockwise).
Manual pre-cleaning with ultrasound and brush, and subsequent
mechanical alkaline cleaning and
Chapter Mechanical cleaning/disinfection with manual pre-cleaning and subsection:
Cleaning brush: for example,
20 ml disposable syringe
Place the product in a tray that
is suitable for cleaning (avoiding rinsing blind spots).
Chapter Manual pre-cleaning
with ultrasound and brush
Chapter Mechanical alkaline
cleaning and thermal disinfecting
Mechanical cleaning/disinfection with manual pre-cleaning
The cleaning and disinfection device must be of tested and approved effectiveness (e.g. FDA approval or CE mark
according to DIN EN ISO 15883).
The cleaning and disinfection device used for processing must be serviced and checked at regular intervals.
Manual pre-cleaning with ultrasound and brush
and QUAT-free concentrate, pH ~ 9*
Sterilization for the US market
■ Aesculap advises against sterilizing the device by flash sterilization or chemical sterilization.
■ Sterilization may be accomplished by a standard prevacuum cycle in a steam autoclave.
To achieve a sterility assurance level of 10-6 , Aesculap recommends the following parameters:
Aesculap Orga Tray/Sterile container (perforated bottom)
Minimum cycle parameters*
Minimum drying time
270 °F/275 °F
*Recommended: BBraun Stabimed
*Aesculap has validated the above sterilization cycle and has the data on file. The validation was accomplished in an
Aesculap sterile container cleared by FDA for the sterilization and storage of these products. Other sterilization cycles
may also be suitable, however individuals or hospitals not using the recommended method are advised to validate
any alternative method using appropriate laboratory techniques. Use an FDA cleared accessory to maintain sterility
after processing, such as a wrap, pouch, etc.
WARNING for the US market
If this device is/was used in a patient with, or suspected of having Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), the device
cannot be reused and must be destroyed due to the inability to reprocess or sterilize to eliminate the risk of
► Note the information on appropriate cleaning brushes and disposable syringes, see Validated cleaning and dis-
► Store sterile products in germ-proof packaging, protected from dust, in a dry, dark, temperature-controlled area.
► Clean the product in an ultrasonic cleaning bath (frequency 35 kHz) for at least 15 min. Ensure that all accessible
surfaces are immersed and acoustic shadows are avoided.
► Clean the product with a suitable cleaning brush in the solution until all discernible residues have been removed
from the surface.
► If applicable, brush through non-visible surfaces with an appropriate cleaning brush for at least 1 min.
► Mobilize non-rigid components, such as set screws, links, etc. during cleaning.
► Thoroughly rinse through these components with the cleaning disinfectant solution (at least five times), using a
► Rinse/flush the product thoroughly (all accessible surfaces) under running water.
► Mobilize non-rigid components, such as set screws, joints, etc. during rinsing.
Mechanical alkaline cleaning and thermal disinfecting
Machine type: single-chamber cleaning/disinfection device without ultrasound
– pH = 13
– <5 % anionic surfactant
0.5 % working solution
– pH = 11*
According to the program for cleaning
and disinfection device
Risk of injury and/or malfunction!
► Do not modify the product.
► For service and repairs, please contact your national B. Braun/Aesculapagency.
Modifications carried out on medical technical equipment may result in loss of guarantee/warranty rights and forfeiture of applicable licenses.
Aesculap Technischer Service
78532 Tuttlingen / Germany
+49 (7461) 95 -1601
+49 (7461) 14 -939
Or in the US:
Attn. Aesculap Technical Services
615 Lambert Pointe Drive
MO, 63042 USA
Aesculap Repair Hotline
+1 (800) 214 -3392
+1 (314) 895 -4420
Other service addresses can be obtained from the address indicated above.
► Adhere to national regulations when disposing of or recycling the product, its components and its packaging!
Fully desalinated water (demineralized, low microbiological contamination: drinking water quality
*Recommended: BBraun Helimatic Cleaner alkaline
► Check visible surfaces for residues after mechanical cleaning/disinfecting.
Inspection, maintenance and checks
Damage (metal seizure/friction corrosion) to the product caused by insufficient
► Prior to function checks, lubricate moving parts (e.g. joints, pusher components and threaded rods) with maintenance oil suitable for the respective sterilization process (e.g. for steam sterilization: Aesculap STERILIT® I oil spray
JG600 or STERILIT® I drip lubricator JG598).
► Allow the product to cool down to room temperature.
► After each complete cleaning, disinfecting and drying cycle, check that the instrument is dry, clean, operational,
and free of damage (e.g. broken insulation or corroded, loose, bent, broken, cracked, worn, or fractured components).
Dry the product if it is wet or damp.
Repeat cleaning and disinfection of products that still show impurities or contamination.
Check that the product functions correctly.
Immediately sort out damaged or inoperative products and have them sent to Aesculap Technical Service, see
Turn locking screw 1 clockwise into housing 2.
Check for compatibility with associated products.
► Place the product in its holder or on a suitable tray.
► Pack trays appropriately for the sterilization process (e.g. in Aesculap sterile containers).
► Ensure that the packaging provides sufficient protection against contamination of the product during storage.
► Check to ensure that the sterilizing agent will come into contact with all external and internal surfaces (e.g. by
opening any valves and faucets).
► Validated sterilization process
– Steam sterilization using fractional vacuum process
– Steam sterilizer according to DIN EN 285 and validated according to DIN EN ISO 17665
– Sterilization using fractional vacuum process at 134 °C/holding time 5 min
► When sterilizing several products at the same time in a steam sterilizer, ensure that the maximum load capacity
of the steam sterilizer specified by the manufacturer is not exceeded.
Distributor in the US/Contact in Canada for product information and
3773 Corporate Parkway
Center Valley, PA, 18034,