Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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• if you schedule a colonoscopy every half hour and an endoscopy every 15 or 20 minutes, and • if you stagger the schedule accordingly — first an EGD, then 2 colonoscopies, then an EGD. Those are big ifs. Here's one more: If you schedule 4 EGDs in a row, you'll need a 4 th upper in order to avoid delays. To give you an exam- ple, let's say the EGD scope you use for the first case of the day at 7 a.m. gets to decontamination at 7:25 a.m. That scope won't be free to use again until 8:10 a.m. If you schedule an EGD for 8 a.m., you'll need a second upper scope. But if you schedule colonoscopies for 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., and a EGD for 8:30 a.m., you can use the same upper scope that you used on your first case. A quick word on what scopes you should buy. I've never worked M A R C H 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 9 Specifically designed for the pre-cleaning of endoscopes, TBJ sinks are careful crafted to meet each customer's distinct demands and individual standards. Each Endoscope Pre-Processing Sink is custom designed and custom built to solve individual customers needs. Visit TBJinc.com now to learn more about all of our Endoscope Pre-Processing Sinks & available options. www.TBJinc.com 717.261.9700 TBJ'S SCOPE PRE-CLEANING SINKS WITH INTEGRATED SCOPE CONSOLIDATOR SYSTEM PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE ENDOSCOPE CLEANING SYSTEM THAT DRAMATICALLY IMPROVES THE SPEED OF ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSING. • Automated Scope In!ation for Leak Testing • Precision Chemical Dosing • Automated Channel Flushing with Pulsating Fluid Technology for Main & Auxilary Ports • Data Management System • Optional Bar Code Scanner • Optional Automatic Sink Bowl Filling • Customized Around Your Speci"c Needs — Single, Double and scope length "trough" style sink bowls

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