What can I do to check the endoscope? You can check the mechanical device and endoscope by checking the following contents. The endoscope maintenance company will explain to you:
The surface of the endoscope must be intact, especially without sharp edges. Check for dents, bends, mechanical/thermal damage, cracks and flaking caused by high-frequency or laser surgical equipment.
Orient the far end of the endoscope towards the light of the bright window or bright ceiling. Note: Do not use cold light source in this test. Direct observation of the light emitted from a cold light source can cause eye damage.
Each fiber bundle should be bright. The end facing the ceiling light will move slightly up and down. The brightness of the fiber bundle will change with the movement. If some fiber bundles are dark, it doesn't matter. Only when the damage rate reaches 20% - 30% will endoscopic surgery become difficult. The optical fiber surface in and out of the light source should be kept smooth and clean.
If there is sediment, physical loss or lack of optical fiber on the rough surface, the brightness will be insufficient. Continued use and reprocessing may cause progressive damage to the endoscope. The endoscope with damaged optical fiber shall be sent to the manufacturer or authorized maintenance personnel for inspection.
Near and far regions
The optical glass surface must be clean and free of debris. Appropriate cleaning products or alcohol soaked cotton swabs or toothpicks should be used to remove stubborn dirt. After cleaning and disinfection, the precipitate is often caused by careless washing.
The image must be sharp, clear and focused. A blurred, non-circular, turbid and blurred image means that the endoscope is damaged. There are many endoscope related optical parameters for your reference. Endoscopes covered with persistent dirt should be sent to the manufacturer or authorized maintenance personnel for inspection. Endoscopes with observable fragments, image quality damage or obvious damage and deformation of the surface shall not be used. It shall be scrapped or sent to the manufacturer or authorized maintenance personnel for inspection.
Reinstall the removed endoscope (guide beam, handle, etc.).
Before sterilization, flush cocks should not be installed on the endoscope.
Do not use instrument oil before sterilization.
The flushing cock can only be lubricated after sterilization.
Use sterile oil with only proof of biocompatibility.
If the reprocessing and inspection are correct, the endoscope does not need regular maintenance, which can save you a lot of money. Come to our website for more relevant content Ask!