Addressing the challenges of endoscope processing
Boston Scientific understands the complexities of endoscope processing, and we are committed to helping your nursing staff manage the challenges of this labor-intensive process. With our comprehensive suite of products and a best-in-class support team ready to answer questions and provide in-service training, we are ready to assist your endoscopy group.
The issue of biofilm and other substances buildup
Silicone lubricants cannot easily be removed from surfaces using water or detergent, even with vigorous cleaning. We address this important issue by using water-soluble materials that can prevent buildup on your endoscope surfaces over time – including lubricants, bacteria or biofilm. Learn about the science behind out Orca™ Single-use Air, Water and Suction Valves.
The endoscope processing roadmap
Based on the standards, guidelines, and instructions for use, this endoscope cleaning visual aid is designed to help you prevent missteps that could cause infection due to cross-contamination. Download, print and post it to remind your team of this detailed process.
This roadmap is for informational purposes only and Boston Scientific makes no representation or warranties. It is not in lieu of a facility’s policy, protocol, processes or an OEM’s instructions for use regarding processing.
Infection Prevention Products
Boston Scientific’s portfolio of endoscope processing solutions are developed by clinical experts who have experience in infection prevention, microbiology and gastrointestinal endoscopy. While we are currently developing a robust eCommerce capability, our new eCatalog is available to search products and view details.
Ready to help you meet your endoscope processing needs
Our products are designed to help you mitigate cross-contamination risk and support endoscope processing — from point-of-care set-up (pre-cleaning) through processing and drying.*
*Some products are not offered or sold by Boston Scientific. Available through Boston Scientific’s referral of customer to third-party broker Handle Global.
Education programs for your nursing team
Boston Scientific provides extensive education and training to enhance your staff’s knowledge and proficiency of endoscope processing. Our offerings include:
- 12 active Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) programs on processing and infection prevention. Accreditation is through nursing societies as well as ABCGN, CBSPD and HSPA for recertifications.
- Programs focused on foundational and advanced infection prevention principles.
- Adherence to scope reprocessing training.
Single-use solutions, long-standing commitment to safety
Reducing infection risk is vital to patient safety in your endoscopy suite—yet complying with increased regulatory guidelines for endoscope processing requires time and resources. To support your team and complement your existing processing program, we’ve developed several single-use procedural devices and endoscope solutions.
- Orca™ Sterile Single-use Air/Water and Suction Valves are designed to minimize risk of infection due to cross-contamination and improve efficiency by eliminating process steps.