What is an automated endoscope reprocessor?

What is an automated endoscope reprocessor?

Product Overview. The ASP AEROFLEX™ Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor (AER) is a cost effective, single basin system that automates the washing and high level disinfection cycle of flexible semi-critical endoscopes, increasing productivity and enhancing compliance.

What is a Medivator used for?

MEDIVATORS ADVANTAGE PLUS Endoscope Reprocessing System tests, cleans, disinfects and rinses endoscopes, such as fiberoptic and video endoscopes between patient uses. The ADVANTAGE PLUS system is indicated to provide high level disinfection of heat sensitive semi-critical endoscopes and related accessories.

How is an endoscope cleaned?

Clean the external surface of the endoscope with detergent using soft cloths, sponges, or brushes. Flush and brush all accessible channels to remove debris and other contaminants. Hard-to-clean areas or accessories should be cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner.

Are endoscopes sterile?

The human mouth, small intestine, colon, and rectum contain millions of non-harmful bacteria. Therefore, as soon as the endoscope touches the internal surface of patient, it is not sterile.

What is Rapicide PA?

Disinfects in five minutes at 86°F (30°C) Effectively kills TB, hepatitis viruses, Clostridium difficile, VRE, MRSA and CRE. Single-use, peracetic acid-based solution that is safe for the environment.

How long is a Medivator cycle?

The ADVANTAGE PLUS® automated endoscope reprocessor has an average reprocessing cycle time of 35 minutes, which includes leak testing, washing, disinfecting, rinsing and a final alcohol and air purge.

What are the requirements for endoscope reprocessing?

Essential Steps for Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

  • Pre-Cleaning. a. Pre-Clean flexible endoscopes and reusable accessories by following the device manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFU).
  • Leak-Testing. a.
  • Manual Cleaning. a.
  • Visual Inspection. a.
  • Disinfection or Sterilization. a.
  • Storage. a.
  • Documentation. a.

How are endoscopes cleaned between patients?

Detachable components (e.g. air-water and suction valves/pistons), once removed from the endoscope, should be manually cleaned by washing and brushing their external and internal surfaces in detergent, then rinsing them in water prior to exposure to disinfectant.

Can you get an infection from an endoscopy?

Infection. Most endoscopies consist of an examination and biopsy, and risk of infection is low. The risk of infection increases when additional procedures are performed as part of your endoscopy. Most infections are minor and can be treated with antibiotics.

How do you disinfect and sanitize an endoscopy?

After the endoscope and all of its parts have been cleaned as described above in a disinfectant-detergent cleaning solution, and thoroughly triple-rinsed with tap water to remove the disinfectant-detergent, the rinsed endoscope should then be soaked in a high level disinfectant at the labeled exposure time and …

What is Rapicide made of?

RAPICIDE™ PA High-Level Disinfectant is a single-use, peracetic acid-based solution that is environmentally responsible with proven materials compatibility. It is designed for use in the ADVANTAGE PLUS™ Pass-Thru, ADVANTAGE PLUS™ or DSD EDGE™ Automated Endoscope Reprocessors.

How long is Rapicide good for after opening it?

Preparation and Usage: RAPICIDE OPA/28 is supplied ready-to-use and does not require activation. After opening, the solution remaining in the opened container may be stored for up to 75 days until used.

How long is Rapicide good for?

STORAGE CONDITIONS AND EXPIRATION DATE: • Store RAPICIDE OPA/28 in its original sealed container at controlled room temperature of 15°C – 30°C (59°F – 86°F) in a well ventilated area. Once opened, the unused portion of the solution may be stored in its original container for up to 75 days used.