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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Gastroenterology - January 2019

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I s it any wonder why endoscopes are often in need of repair? They're inserted deep into patients, bent to extreme angles and subjected to repeated high-level disinfec- tion cycles. Control knobs break, insertion tubes buckle, elevator wires snap and camera lenses crack. When scopes break down from misuse, abuse, or normal wear and tear, you can ship them out to the original manufacturer, or you can trust a third-party repair company to send them back good as new. There's no correct answer, but asking yourself these 6 questions will help you make the right choice for your facility. 1. Can they provide loaners? Endoscope manufacturers have large product inventories that let them loan out the latest scope technologies when Mike Morsch | Associate Editor Your Endoscope Is On the Fritz, Now What? Partnering with the right service provider will get it back quickly and in good working order. • NOT AGAIN Materials Manager Jimmy Henderson gets frustrated when endoscopes need to be shipped out for repair, but knows they won't be sidelined for long. Outpatient Surgery Center of Jonesboro 3 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9

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