It is required to control the quality of the endoscope before each reuse. In addition, the maintenance personnel of the endoscope equipment remind you that you must keep the records of each reuse of the endoscope, including the documents about the function test. There are some important steps in the reprocessing process of the hard endoscope.
Important steps are often forgotten, and the resulting delay and confusion are fatal. For example, patients are waiting anxiously for a new endoscope on the operating table. In these procedures, the designated agency is responsible for the reuse of the device, including functional testing.
In short, I am fully responsible for the whole reprocessing process of endoscope and how to use it. If there are too many errors, the supervisor will find the problem.
In order to ensure quality and compliance, it is necessary to keep records during the whole reprocessing process according to legal requirements. Keeping records will be very helpful when there are special circumstances that need to be traced later, whether it is due to improper disinfection or recall.
If it cannot be proved that the inspection and test have been carried out, it will be held accountable for any problems. Therefore, after cleaning, all parts related to the endoscope should be checked for corrosion, surface damage, debris and contamination. The service life of rigid endoscope is usually terminated due to aging and damage caused by use.
Don't forget that people can't discover the gradual changes of endoscopy over time, but machines can. If damage is found during the inspection, the damaged endoscope can be immediately sent to the maintenance company or replaced in time. Even if the cleaning and disinfection process is very careful, there may still be stains on the optical glass surface and mechanical parts in the endoscope, which still need to be cleaned and disinfected again.
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