How To Make Your Scopes Tell You When They Need To Be Washed
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the number of days a flexible endoscope can safely be in storage before another cleaning is required. Different medical societies like SGNA, ASGE, AORN and APIC have come out with guidance on what the appropriate hang-time limits are. Some hospitals that we’ve talked to have listened to the guidance and set hang-time limits ranging from 7 to 30 days, with many landing right in the middle at 2 weeks. Other hospitals haven’t set a limit, pointing to studies showing that there is no evidence a re-cleaning is required after 30 days and trusting that their scopes will get washed with regularity anyway during the normal course of business.
While the number of days between re-washes is being debated, staff are still stuck with the laborious task of making sure all of their scopes are re-washed within their hospital’s designated limit. Read more of the whitepaper to understand the four main issues with today’s manual tracking methods and how our system can automate your endoscope management.