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Throw Away The Script - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2019

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high tech. Base models contain HEPA filters to treat naturally circu- lating air, mid-level cabinets actively cycle filtered air around stored scopes and newer high-end options come with integrated channel drying technology that delivers pressured air through the channels to prevent moisture from forming during storage. We currently have 27 scopes in circulation, but our hospital is in the process of installing a line of new storage cabinets at a cost of $100,000 with the capacity to hang 60 scopes. Our new scopes and storage cabinets will be outfitted with RFID sensors and tags, and I'm looking forward to adding that technology. There's no easy aspect of endoscope care, so any advantage we can provide to our staff as they carry, reprocess and store the complex instruments is well worth the investment. OSM 1 2 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 • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 Mr. Anderson (kanders1@ hfhs.org) is the manager of reprocessing services at Henry Ford Wyandotte (Mich.) Hospital.

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