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3-Minute Turnover - December 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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3 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 A borescope took these not-so-pretty pictures of the internal channels of endoscopes. These were taken after the endoscopes had been reprocessed and were deemed patient- ready. Not so fast. The scopes didn't just fail visual inspection. They (photo) bombed it. As you can see, the borescope captured possible blood residue, a kinked biopsy channel, and a damaged and scratched biopsy channel. So what is going on inside of your device and instrument channels and lumens? If only you could see, there's moisture, debris, discoloration and scratches. Bioburden is building up. But how do you know? The answer: a borescope, which uses a small but durable high-resolution insertion tube to examine the full length of each lumen inside your equipment so you can verify what is happening in the "dark places and spaces." It does so with a small display unit that Borescopes: Your Eyes on the Inside Shed some light on the dark side of your devices. Infection Prevention Rebecca Kinney

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