7 key advantages of a large working channel
As part of our global market research, we asked 434 Gastroenterologists and GI Surgeons whether they thought a single-use therapeutic gastroscope would ease their accessibility to treat acute bleeding patients in the Intensive Care Unit compared to current practice. Over 80 percent of them responded that it would make a difference.
We believe a larger working channel can also make a positive difference in other procedures and in a variety of clinical settings with the following seven advantages:
7. It reduces hidden costs for your department and organisation.
There can be over 100, often complex and time-consuming steps involved in the reprocessing guidelines provided by authorities1. Every step, from pre-cleaning, leak-testing, rinsing, disinfecting and/or sterilising to drying, storing and transporting the endoscopes, represents another expense (and extra time consideration) to include in your cost calculations. The single-use concept not only eliminates these reprocessing costs, it also cuts material costs, such as cleaning detergents, water, brushes, personal protective equipment and human resources.
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1. Ofstead et al., 2017: A glimpse at the true cost of reprocessing endoscopes: Results of a pilot project.