Refurbished Medical Equipment Thoughts?

Because medical equipment is extremely expensive and potentially cost prohibitive high-quality used medical equipment might be a consideration for your practice. The trick, is finding refurbished equipment that is high-level quality from a source you know you can trust. These sources must have in place the highest quality procedures during the refurbishing processes and should have a name and business model that is well known, has been in business for a long time and has a stellar reputation. MedService Repair has all of these attributes and would be happy to assist you in purchasing refurbish...
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DSD-201 AER Safety

 The DSD-201 automated endoscope reprocessor is a dual scope reprocessor. Two endoscopes can be reprocessed simultaneously or asynchronously. Its design incorporates many different performance and safety features that should be considered when you're in the market for an AER. Medivators focused on 4 main areas during their development of the DSD-201. Safety, Versatility, Speed and Cost Efficiency. In this article we'll talk a little about safety and how that equates to the highest quality of patient care. If the endoscope is used and cleaned as prescribed in the Medivators operation manua...
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AER Installation - Part 2

So part two of our series about the installation of an AER will continue with some specific site specific recommendations and requirements that are very important to consider prior to installation. These recommendations may even be important to consider during the selection process and purchase of your AER. Different AER machines have different requirements so this article is not meant to be an exact installation guide for your specific AER. It's merely meant to give you some things to consider and investigate for yourself with the manufacturer of the AER unit you are interested in or have pur...
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Choosing an AER | Part 7 - Time

So you may be wondering what we're talking about when we suggest to take "time" into consideration when you're figuring out which is the best AER for you to buy for your practice. Well "time" is a valuable commodity and it has to be considered when choosing an AER. Manufacturers do outline the typical cycle times for their respective AERs but what about the time spent, or saved, with other aspects of the device or its consumables. It might be a good idea to put together a spread sheet for this consideration as we'll just go over a couple items to think about but there are many more that you co...
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Choosing an AER (Part 4: Energy Costs)

So here's a topic that may not be on the forefront of someone's mind looking into the purchase of an automatic endoscopic reprocessor; Energy Efficiency. We've already covered "Cycle time" in our prior article "Choosing an AER | Part 2: Cost Per Cycle". But cycle time also relates to and affects energy efficiency so it makes sense that we'd go into the energy perspective of cycle time here. All things being equal, any logical argument about energy consumption would include "the longer a unit takes to sterilize scopes the more it would typically cost to operate". But there's more to this equati...
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Choosing an AER

While it may seem like common sense, you really need to consider what your budget is prior to even starting the hunt for an Automated Endoscopic Reprocessor. Prices are all over the board as are sizes, options and features for endoscopic scope sterilization machines (AERs). As with all technology the price per feature and the feature's capability typically falls over time but the amount of features and their capabilities continue to increase while the size of units get smaller and more compact increases the machines price. That said, research you've done last year is sometimes meaningless for ...
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Aging Population = AER Market Growth

 Let's face it, nobody is getting younger and the population growth continues its rise. Adding to the population growth is that the average life expectancy continues to rise. In 2018 it was reported on census.gov that older people were projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. By 2030, it's reported that all baby boomers will be over age 65 expanding the older population so that one in every 5 residents will be of retirement age. By 2034 there will be 77 million people over age 65 verses 76.7 million under the age of 18. So you ask, why does that matter with rega...
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AER to Fit a Small Office or Space

AERs "Automated Endoscope Reprocessor" come in many sizes, shapes and types to fit the specific needs of doctor's offices across the county. There's so many variables to consider when purchasing one of these amazing machines that you really should take some time to think through this completely. What if your office is small with very little floor space? Well you just ruled out a number of AER units that might fit other doctor offices perfectly. Fortunately for you Medivators / Cantel makes a compact automated endoscope reprocessor that might just fit your needs. The CER Optima™ AER, made by Ca...
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AER Machines - Some Considerations

So if you're one of the busier endoscopy facilities there's a lot of things to think about when selecting an AER. And while no one will be better than you at understanding your needs for your office and specific patient needs here's some things to consider if you're in the market for one. The quality of the machine and its capabilities are critically important and a couple of the top factors on the list. But by buying one of the leading manufacturers automatic endoscope reprocessor machines you're all but assuring yourself that you've handled those two factors. Another factor which is critical...
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