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The endoscope is a fragile instrument and should be handled carefully to avoid possible damage. The optical system may be rendered inoperable if the endoscope is dropped. It should be handled by holding the proximal end (eye piece); never the distal end to avoid the possibility of bending shaft.

An endoscope is a reusable instrument and must be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized prior to each use.

Cleaning and Sterilization Procedures

Instructions for use:

  1. Clean and dry according to instruction provided below
  2. Screw the correct light guide adaptor onto the light post (the endoscope is provided with three standard connections—ACMI, WOLF, STORZ).
  3. Sterilize the endoscope per instructions below
  4. Avoid contact of the objective lens with any other instrumentation
  5. Do not bend or flex the endoscope
  6. Do not drop or strike against a hard surface
  7. Always handle the endoscope by grasping the eyepiece or body part

General cleaning procedure (has to be performed before each sterilization or disinfection)

  1. Disassemble all movable components from the endoscope (light cable adaptors)
  2. Use a cotton tip applicator, a soft cloth, or a soft brush and neutral pH enzymatic cleaning solution to remove any residual blood
  3. Place the endoscope in a plastic container immediately after use and soak with a neutral pH enzymatic cleaning solution. Do not exceed 45 minutes soaking time.
  4. Rinse with distilled, or de-mineralized water to remove any residual cleaning solution
  5. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth or compressed air
  6. Clean the distal window, eyepiece window, and fiber end of the light post with a soft cloth or cotton tip applicator moistened with 70% isopropyl alcohol
  7. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth or compressed air
  8. Inspect the windows for any residue or fingerprints and repeat cleaning procedure, if necessary

Note: We do not recommend placing the endoscope in an ultrasonic cleaner or washer-sterilizer.

Disinfecting and Sterilization instructions:

The sterilization or disinfecting mediums must make contact with all instrument surfaces.

Chemical (Solution) Disinfecting: Rigid endoscope may be sterilized or disinfected using ETO, Sterrad®, Steris™

  1. Thoroughly clean the endoscope regarding the general cleaning procedure
  2. Avoid contact with other instruments to protect the lenses from being scratched
  3. Surfactant or acidic pH-type solutions are not recommended
  4. When using Steris™ the fibers at the light post and distal end should be thoroughly wiped down with isopropyl alcohol after sterilization
  5. Do not allow the endoscope to exceed 30 consecutive minutes in any solution, including sterile water
  6. Use the solution according to the manufacturers instructions
  7. Rinse the endoscope with sterile water
  8. Dry with a sterile soft cloth

Steam (Autoclave) Sterilization:

All CANADA ENDOSCOPES can be sterilized in a steam autoclave.

  1. Thoroughly clean the endoscope using the general cleaning procedure
  2. Avoid contact with other instruments to protect the lenses from being scratched
  3. We recommend 134°C (273°F) for a minimum 5 minutes pre-vacuum cycle
  4. Do not perform additional cooling on the endoscope after sterilization. Sudden temperature changes may cause damaged optics.
  5. Inspect the endoscope after each autoclaving cycle for damages

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