Used in laparoscopic general, gynecological, urological and bariatric surgery
Reprocessed laparoscopic devices are distributed to customers in case quantities similar to those of the original manufacturers
Decontamination and cleaning:
- Once insulation is removed, laparoscopic devices are rinsed, soaked, brushed and sonicated in enzymatic detergent to remove containments.
- Inner lumens of devices are flushed with cleaning solution.
- Tips on devices with electro-cautery properties are pressure washed to restore original appearance.
- All reprocessed laparoscopic devices undergo multiple cut tests after sharpening where an industry standard medium is cut at three locations of the tip to test the cutting ability of the entire blade.
- If the blades are not aligned or sharp, they will not cut and will either be aligned, re-sharpened or rejected.
- New insulation is applied to laparoscopic devices with electro-cautery properties
- Devices with electro-cautery properties are subjected to dielectric strength testing to ensure integrity of the insulation
- All devices are visually inspected under magnification for scratches, cracks and any other damage
- Laparoscopic scissors are sharpened and realigned using proprietary equipment
Laparoscopic instruments should be collected in designated 17-gallon collection containers.
Savings Direct is a program that enables healthcare organizations to manage their reprocessing programs internally, and is designed to support their efforts to reduce supply costs and environmental impact. Participating organizations drive collection and shipment of single-use devices (SUDs) to potentially maximize their savings.