INSTRUMENTS FOR TRANSFERRING STERILE INSTRUMENTS
The transfer forceps are heavy forceps used to move instruments from one sterile area to another (Fig. 6-32,A), These forceps are usually right-angled forceps with heavy jaws, so instruments such as extraction forceps can be. moved from one area to another and small items can be handled without dropping them (Fig. 6-32, B and C). The transfer forceps are stored in a container that is usually filled with a bactericidal solution, such as glutaraldehyde, The container must be emptied and new solution placed at least every other day. The container should be thoroughly washed and autoclaved at least once per week.