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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Endoscope Pre-Cleaning and Cleaning Tips

Each manufacturer has their own requirements and guidelines for cleaning and testing of the AERs (Automatic Endoscopic Reprocessors) they manufacture. And the manufacturers of endoscopes also have their own cleaning requirements set forth. It's important that you read the manuals for the specific AER and endoscopes you have purchased to make sure you are following the procedures set forth for your specific equipment. Endoscopes are extremely complicated devices that are reused on patients and the risk of infection is high if not properly pre-cleaned and disinfected. There are so many places th...

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What is an AER (Automated Endoscrope Reprocessor)

So what is an AER? It's a fair question as it's a mouthful to say. The short answer is an AER (Automated Endoscope Reprocessor) is used to reprocess endoscopes. But that's just turning words around and not really a good explanation. So let's first go over what "endoscopy" is so we get some context and a better understanding of the machines we're talking about. Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that allows doctors to examine and view the digestive system on a color monitor. The endoscope used for this procedure is a flexible tube that utilizes a small light and camera allowing doctors to vi...

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One-way AER workflow

On April 18, 2018 there was big news for Cantel Medical as the FDA issued 510(k) clearance for them to begin marketing their Advantage Plus Pass-Thru automated endoscope reprocessor (AER). According to their press release this would be the first pass-through reprocessor marketed in the United States. The Cantel design of the Advantage Plus Pass-Thru AER enables one-way workflow. This dramatically reduces the possibility of human error. It's proven to high-level disinfect commonly used endoscopes and duoscopes. The design includes hard-wall separation. This allows for a completely separate...

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