Damaged Endoscope Tip or Lense?

HAVE YOU EVER SENT A SCOPE TO BE REPAIRED BECAUSE OF A DAMAGED TIP OR LENS?MedService Repair Tip Protectors are a low cost solution to reduce high cost endoscope repairs!MedService Repair Endoscope Tip Protectors: Superior Protection, Increased Infection Prevention MedService Repair Endoscope Tip Protectors are semi-flexible expandable mesh products (latex free) designed for the protection of Endoscopes and delicate surgical instruments during transport and storage. The clean, non-absorbing, semi-flexible expandable mesh offers the sensitive tip of medical instruments protection from both fron...

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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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Are AERs recommended or not for flexible endoscopes?

In July 2015 the CDC (Centers for Disease Controls) asked HICPAC (Healthcare infection Control Practices Advisory Committee) for their recommendations on how to improve the facility-level training for those using reprocessing endoscopes. A large work group of 14 primary entities was formed to collectively development recommendations for HICPAC to take into consideration. The HICPAC recommendations were finalized and made available in July 2016. The first sentence in the CDC's Introduction indicates "healthcare facilities should have a reliable, high-quality system for endoscope reprocessing wh...

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