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Ultrasonics technology has been long recognized as a highly effective cleaning method in healthcare and non-medical fields. Since 1979 CU has safely utilized low intensity sound waves with flexible endoscopes to set into very rapid motion the molecules of water and detergent and create bubbles. When these microscopic bubbles reach critical mass, they implode and create a vacuum that removes contaminants from endoscope surfaces including crevices which may not be readily accessible or areas containing obscure debris.
Channel monitoring capabilities utilize sensors that will detect flow through the System 83 Plus purging manifold fluid paths, each adapter and their associated components.
Channel connectivity for all scopes in inventory should be reviewed during the initial System 83 Plus in-service. To confirm the recommended channel adapters for a particular brand and model instrument, please refer to the Scope Adaptation Charts such as those available at www.customultrasonics.com. Scope Connection Diagrams are also available illustrating the appropriate connection of channel adapters. Whenever in doubt, always check with Custom Ultrasonics to confirm the correct connections between endoscope and AER. (Contact Custom Ultrasonics when a new scope is purchased).
Yes, in each stage including cleaning, disinfection and rinsing all portions of the endoscope are completely submersed and fully exposed to reprocessing solutions. Additionally, during all cycles solution is flushed through all endoscope channels.
Unlike some other products which utilize bifurcated or multi-branched adapter tubes, Custom Ultrasonics has always been a proponent of one-on-one channel adapters to ensure optimum flow to each/every channel. Without such individualized channel connections, fluid will take the path of least resistance and flow primarily through the larger sized channels.
No, the indications for use for the System 83 Plus Washer/Disinfector state that the System 83 Plus Washer/Disinfector is designed for the simultaneous reprocessing of flexible, submersible endoscopes. The TEE probe is not considered to be an endoscope and therefore, should not be reprocessed in the System 83 Plus Washer/Disinfector.
The Model 20000 Endoscope Storage Cabinet is designed to store up to eight flexible endoscopes. Safety, performance and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate. The endoscope storage cabinet safely and securely stores your endoscopes when they are not in use.
NO! Do not place any items to be disinfected in the chemical reservoir. And, do not attempt to reprocess water bottles, syringes, sponges, containers, etc. along with the endoscope in the processing chamber.
The Custom Ultrasonics 83-S6 / 83-S8 Pre-Processing sink is designed to aid in and simplify the performance of manually pre-processing lumened Instruments. The sink is of a size to provide sufficient space to accommodate virtually all instruments and accessories that require manual pre-processing.
Ultrasonics technology has been long recognized as an effective cleaning method in healthcare and non-medical fields. Since 1979 Custom Ultrasonics has safely utilized ultrasonics with flexible endoscopes to set into very rapid motion the molecules of water and detergent and create bubbles. When these microscopic bubbles reach critical mass, they implode and create a vacuum that removes contaminants from endoscope surfaces including crevices which may not be readily accessible or areas containing obscure debris. This cavitation process dislodges soil from contaminated surfaces and crevices.
High-pressure ports ensure that there is consistent and adequate flow of reprocessing fluids into extremely narrow lumens, longer-length channels and/or lumens with restricted space. Traditionally, elevator-wire channels have been recognized as being most difficult to reprocess due to the additional pressures required to generate sufficient fluid flow through such a channel most of whose volume is occupied by a multi-stranded control wire and long length water jet channels.