Integration of Endoscope Reprocessing in CSSD
Endoscopy requires a level of safety similar to that of a CSSD; therefore, the long-term aim is to align endoscopy reprocessing standards to those of a CSSD, with an ultimate integration of sterilization and traceability. The centralization of endoscopy reprocessing departments indeed boosts hospital efficiency while benefitting from synergies in personnel training and availability: this results in a great advantage when planning for future developments in order to better cope with expansions.
Urology and Gynecology
Steelco has developed dedicated solutions allowing the high-level disinfection, liquid sterilization, and terminal low-temperature sterilization of bronchoscopes.
Centralization of endoscopy reprocessing departments indeed ensures safe and adequate workflows with a clear separation of dirty and clean areas to prevent the environmental recontamination of endoscopes. Hospitals can benefit from workflow differentiations with the possibility to integrate sterilization on the basis of each specific endoscope application (gastroenterology, urology, pneumology etc…).
Increased productivity as a result of bigger and adequate spaces combined with a focus on flexibility thanks to dedicated single scope devices to tackle urgencies as well as high-capacity ones to treat up to 3 standard endoscopes or up to 9 fiberbronchoscopes or cystoscopes in the same unit.
The integration of endoscopes’ reprocessing in CSSD not only allows to monitor the performance of the single devices but also to track the localization and status of your sets and instruments, including endoscopes, through each stage of reprocessing, transportation, and storage.