Definition : Instruments designed to hold, manipulate, deposit, and/or transport materials, substances, or small devices to the site of application during healthcare procedures or for cleaning the internal, hard-to-reach components of specific medical devices such as endoscopes. These carriers are typically a handheld, manual device with a working end to hold the material or device being manipulated and a handle at the proximal end. Dedicated carriers are available to hold and manipulate cleaning pads (e.g., cotton, gauze), filling materials during dental procedures, and sponges and/or swabs during surgical procedures. Powered endodontic carriers and carriers intended for endoscopic use are also available.
UMDC code : 21389