ECS1 - Endoscope Cleaning Station
In order to achieve the highest level of disinfection the endoscope cleaning process must follow a rigorous series of steps that meet the standards set out in protocols set by the hospital and associated authorities.
The ergonomic design and efficacy of the cleaning process will be of special interest to architects and hospital managers such as infection control, occupational health, endoscopy managers, clinical nurses, doctors and surgeons in mainstream hospitals and small community health practices.
The ECS1 enables staff to perform the endoscope re-processing steps in a safe, effective and reproducible manner, which increases productivity and reduces risk of potential user error and collateral injuries to operator staff such as RSI, skin disease and arthritis.. It is by controlling the manual cleaning steps that the ECS1 ensures every scope goes through the same set of cleaning steps as the one before and after it. Automated functionality in a user friendly system allows staff to complete each scope cleanly with assured accuracy and compliance.
A validation study of the endoscope cleaning station was undertaken in January 2012 by the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The study was designed to demonstrate the efficacy of the cleaning process and to compare the performance of the Endoscope Cleaning Station with manual cleaning using an all channel irrigation device in accordance with endoscope manufacturers' instructions.
Watch the ECS1 in action!
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