Air/Water Cleaning Adapter

The Porpoise™ Air/Water Cleaning Adapter is designed to be used in the pre-clean process as laid out by the applicable Olympus reprocessing manuals5,6 for flexible endoscopes, which should be followed according to societal guidelines1,3,4.

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Product Information

  • A single-use alternative to reusable cleaning adapters designed to address issues related to potential contamination during reprocessing
  • Designed to flush the air and water channels with air and water during the bedside pre-cleaning process, after endoscopic procedures
  • Compatible with the following gastrointestinal endoscopes: Olympus EVIS EXERA (160), EVIS EXERA II (180) & EVIS EXERA III (190)

How it Works

The Porpoise™ Air/Water Cleaning Adapter is attached to the air/water cylinder of the endoscope. When the Cleaning Adapter is depressed, water from the bottle is fed through the air/water nozzle of the endoscope to clean the nozzle and air/water channels, to flush them along with the nozzle of the endoscope. When the cleaning adapter is not depressed, air is fed constantly through the air/water channels.
Water Cleaning Adapter

Product Details

The Porpoise™ Air/Water Cleaning Adapter provides important patient safety and operational efficiency benefits.

  • A cleaning adapter facilitates a critical step of the Olympus pre-cleaning process: flushing the endoscope channels and nozzle to aid in preventing buildup of potentially infectious bioburden and foreign debris.1-7
  • The use of single-use cleaning adapters ensures a clean and functioning air/water cleaning adapter is available for endoscopes post-procedure, guarding against the contamination risk associated with incomplete bedside reprocessing steps or wear and tear on reusable cleaning adapters.5-9
  • The Porpoise™ Air/Water Cleaning Adapter is designed to meet the pre-cleaning guideline requirements for a cleaning adapter in the applicable Olympus reprocessing manuals.1-6
  • The use of a single-use air/water cleaning adapter eliminates: 
    • The labor burden and costs associated with reprocessing, tracing and maintaining reusable cleaning adapters potentially increasing operational efficiency. 
    • The risk of misplacing, discarding, and having to frequently replace a reusable cleaning adapter, potentially contributing to economic savings.5-6

In addition, working with Boston Scientific brings benefits of standardization including inventory readiness and educational support.


Ordering Information

Product CodeDescriptionUnit
M00501891 Porpoise™ Air/Water Cleaning Adapter (For use with Olympus 160,180, and 190 gastrointestinal endoscopes) Box 50