Medical Devices and the WHO

Medical devices are critical to the general public's overall health. They assist with the diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation of many diseases and illnesses. And while the WHO (World Health Organization) may not be a typical resource you might seek out for guidance when upgrading your medical equipment, it does make sense to read about their role and impact with medical devices and some of the resources they offer. You may find their step by step guides helpful with the process. This is especially important when making sweeping changes or considering wha...
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Endoscope Tip Protectors or Not?

Medical offices often make huge investments in not only endoscopes and the equipment necessary to clean and properly maintain them, but often the building itself, electrical system and water supply in preparation for the type of equipment and the manufacturer's requirements for installation. What doesn't typically come with all endoscopes is tip protectors. It's often the last thing you'd think about. Just like buying patio furniture for the first time, it's not until the rain comes or the sun starts to fade the fabric that you think maybe I should have purchased covers for them. Well the same...
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Scope Buddy - What and Why?

So what's a "Scope Buddy®" you ask? In a nutshell, it's described by its manufacturer as an "endoscope flushing aid". It's meant to only be used as an aid during the manual cleaning cycle of endoscope reprocessing however. The manufacturer also makes it clear that is not intended to manually clean endoscopes. With that said, the Scope Buddy® offers a simple way of achieving hands-free flushing of endoscopes during their reprocessing cycle. If you've ever manually cleaned an endoscope you know that it's not a simple task and the repetitive motions necessary to do the job well can present a long...
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Preventative Maintenance | DSD-EDGE & DSD-201

Preventative Maintenance on Automatic Endoscopic Reprocessors is almost never on the top of the list of things to handle unless the unit's not functioning correctly. Medical offices are typically so busy with so many important things to do it could easily be pushed to the absolute latest acceptable date within the manufacturer's guidelines. But this is not the best practice of course if you're interested in keeping your AER in the best condition possible. And while it may seem like common sense, adding the DSD-EDGE PM (preventative maintenance) scheduled day to your Calendar may not be a bad i...
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