Video • Medical professionals’ perspectives

Solutions to improve hygiene standards

Improving hygiene standards is important to patient safety. What better way to learn more about considerations for improving hygiene standards, than from first hand experiences from medical professionals?

Click the above video to hear Prof. Didier Lepelletier and Madam Bodet’s perspectives.

Research shows that to create and maintain an endoscopes’ disinfected status, complete drying is an absolute necessity.1 Flexible endoscopes should be completely dried after completion of the cleaning and disinfection process. If the endoscope is not to be reused immediately and is to be stored, the endoscope channels and outer surfaces should be dried thoroughly, in order to avoid exponential microbial growth. The University of Nantes has been using the innovative PlasmaTyphoon and PlasmaBag system since the end of 2015. Prof. Lepelletier and Madame Bodet shared their experience with the system, and how it has improved their hygiene standards.


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Some of the greatest takeaways from the professionals’ testimonials were that the PlasmaTyphoon and PlasmaBag systems helps to reduce costs, improve efficiency of processes and staff ergonomics. By improving processes this enables greater focus to be shifted towards the patient, rather than reprocessing. But most importantly, the system contributes to improve hygiene and infection prevention.

To learn more here about the PlasmaTyphoon and PlasmaBag system. Here you can also read the white paper on Safe drying and storage of flexible endoscopes through a new innovative technology, find information on the Pentax Medical hygiene commitment and on further products which improve patient safety and support infection prevention.

1 Julia Kovaleva,a Frans T. M. Peters, b Henny C. van der Mei, c John E. Degener, April 2013 Volume 26 Number 2 Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Transmission of Infection by Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy

Source: Pentax Medical


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