Improper storage is one of the biggest causes of scope damage. All scopes should be hung in a cabinet that is long enough to prevent the distal end from touching the bottom. The distal end should also be secured so that it does not bounce when the cabinet is opened or when other scopes are [...]
When packaging your video equipment such as printers, light sources and camera consoles for shipping, avoid using “packing peanuts”.
There are numerous designs and styles of laparoscopic needle holders. Some styles have a ratchet or gear system, while others are a pivot system.
Maintaining your stainless steel case carts is essential to prolonging their life. Clean them with a good stainless steel cleaner every month to maintain their luster and prevent rust damage…
Your onsite repair technician is your surgical instrument and equipment CARE and REPAIR specialist. As such, the goal is to help extend the life of your surgical instruments by preventing premature repairs.
A thorough inspection of your insulated electrosurgical instrumentation is crucial to patient safety. Is a visual check really enough?
Never clean chrome-plated or ebonized instruments in a sonic cleaner. The cleaning solution breaks down or weakens the coating on the instruments.
Pre-owned equipment is a cost-effective choice when you need to replace obsolete equipment or add back-up pieces to your inventory. You can enjoy substantial savings – up to 50% – off the cost of new items.
Rod lenses are the small glass optical components that relay images through a rigid scope. You can reduce damage to the rod lenses by avoiding trauma to the insertion tube! Even the slightest pressure from bending, torquing, dropping or ‘dinging’ the insertion tube can break the glass rod lenses inside.
Prior to use in surgery, be sure the threads on the camera are completely dry before attaching the coupler to the camera head. Any moisture on the threads or moisture trapped between the camera and coupler will cause the camera and coupler windows to fog.