An endoscope is a tube equipped with light, which can enter the human body through natural channels or through small surgical incisions. Endoscopic equipment maintenance personnel remind that according to their working principles, they can be divided into optical cylindrical mirrors, microscopes, and electronic mirrors; According to the function, it can be divided into laparoscope, hysteroscope, otolaryngoscope, Arthroscopy, gastroenteroscope, Cystoscopy, fiberoptic bronchoscope, etc; According to their morphology, they are divided into hard mirrors and soft mirrors.
Fault 1: There are dust particles or mist in the image, resulting in blurry imaging.
Reason: Poor sealing of the mirror.
Measures: It is recommended not to frequently change the disinfection and sterilization methods; After high-temperature and high-pressure sterilization, natural cooling is necessary; The disinfection time with Glutaraldehyde shall not exceed 10 hours; Do not use Ultrasonic cleaning for cleaning.
Fault 2: unclear imaging, partial non imaging, or partial brightness in the image, etc.
Reason: The internal cylindrical mirror body is broken.
Measures: It is recommended to store separately to avoid collision with other instruments; Must be handled with care; Do not use Ultrasonic cleaning for cleaning.
Fault 3: The front objective of the mirror is damaged or the sealing is damaged, and the imaging is not clear.
Reason: Injured by auxiliary treatment equipment such as electric knife, power, radio frequency, etc.
Measures: When using auxiliary equipment, ensure safe operation within the field of view.
Fault 4: Poor light guide performance of the mirror, dark image display (normal light source and fiber optic).
Reason: The optical fiber inside the mirror guide beam connector is contaminated.
Measures: During maintenance, the light guide joint needs to be disassembled and cleaned; Pay attention to adjusting the brightness of the light source.
Fault 5: The mirror body is deformed and cannot be imaged properly.
Reason: Due to strong bending or falling from the air.
Measures: Protect the mirror itself when adjusting the visual angle during the operation. When connecting the mirror with the sheath, it must be aligned to the position and fixed with a lock, so that it is not too violent.
The above briefly introduces common malfunctions and measures of endoscopes. During surgery, it is strictly prohibited to bend or collide with the mirror vigorously. It should be handled with care, and proper disinfection and cleaning should be carried out to better extend the service life of the mirror. For more related matters, come to our website consulting service