Infection Prevention

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Infection Prevention.
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Nothing is more important than the health and safety of your patients. With this in mind, Olympus is committed to ensuring that you have access to trusted products, the benefits of partnerships that enhance patient safety, and education and support that empowers you to perform at your very best.

Resources

You depend on Olympus to deliver the tools, services, and information you need to provide the highest levels of quality and safety in patient care. To make sure that you have access to today’s newest advances in infection prevention, and remain empowered to make the most of them, we offer customized education and training programs, comprehensive service and repair programs, a wide-ranging support network, and the power of cutting-edge workflow connectivity.
ALERTS & STATEMENTS

Read alerts and statements regarding the proper use of cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization. LEARN MORE

CONTINUING EDUCATION

With an extensive selection of educational programs for endoscopy, Olympus University is a convenient way for nurses, technicians, biomedical engineers, administrators and materials managers to further their knowledge.
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CUSTOMER PORTAL

OlympusConnect.com houses the full library of training support, including: Reprocessing Videos, Visual Reprocessing Guides, Instruction Manuals, Reprocessing Manuals, In-service Guides and more.
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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Additional information related to the proper care of medical products.
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DUODENOSCOPES

Important information about Olympus duodenoscopes, including FAQs and customer letters.
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INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Watch videos with instructions on how to clean your GI Endoscopes and Bronchoscopes.
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INFECTION PREVENTION NEWS

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Trusted Products

As Olympus continues to set new standards in endoscopy, we never lose sight of the importance of infection prevention. We deliver today’s most advanced imaging and therapeutic equipment while maximizing workflow and reducing the risk of infection—a unified approach to patient care and safety.

Commitment to patient safety is evident in every aspect of our approach.

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SCOPE TRACKING
Unifia Scope Tracking Software
Designed to give healthcare providers greater visibility and operational awareness, Unifia is a GI- and respiratory-focused software platform that streamlines scope reprocessing documentation, workflow, and asset management. Collecting and connecting information is simple and easy—Unifia lets you quickly scan and track data from reprocessing systems, leak testers, and storage cabinets.

SCOPE STORAGE
ChanlDry® Endoscopic Drying Cabinet
Drying is a crucial step in infection prevention. Delivering continuous airflow through and around endoscopes, ChanlDry drying cabinets complete the reprocessing cycle by providing a secure drying and storage environment. ChanlDry meets AORN, CDC, SGNA, and AAMI standards for the drying of endoscopes.

PROTECTED TRANSPORT AND STORAGE AFTER REPROCESSING
Endo SafeStack Transport Cart
This rigid, covered system allows transport of reprocessed endoscopes with limited exposure to environmental contaminants.

PROTECH Flexible Endoscope Tip Protector
The PROTECH distal tip protector provides a protective barrier around endoscope tips during transport and storage, while also helping to identify scope reprocessing status.

AUTOMATED ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSING
OER-Mini and OER-Pro
The OER family of reprocessing systems provides high-level disinfection for Olympus endoscopes. Floor-standing models feature ultrasonic cleaning, and an RFID management system that automatically records scope serial and model numbers, operator ID, and time of reprocessing, reducing the possibility of human error.

Reprocessing Chemicals
Olympus reprocessing chemicals are dedicated for use in Olympus OERs, and validated for use with Olympus endoscope materials.

MANUAL CLEANING
Olympus Cleaning Brushes
The single-use Olympus brushes incorporate two different brushes on one sheath: a channel-cleaning brush and a channel-opening brush. Stiffer, thicker bristles ensure optimal contact quality with the inside surface of the endoscope channel, and a flexible but kink-resistant plastic sheath allows for an improved cleaning process.

PROTECTED TRANSPORT TO PROCEDURE
Endo SafeStack Transport System
With Endo SafeStack, a color-coded liner enables single-glance identification of clean and dirty scopes. The green liner in the three-part, sterilized, disposable liner system mitigates the risk of cross-contamination, signaling the endoscope is patient ready.

PROTECH Flexible Endoscope Tip Protector
The PROTECH Flexible Endoscope Tip Protector design allows continuous airflow and enables safe channel drying without moisture build-up and helps prevent re-use on subsequent endoscopes through a unique “clean/dirty tab” feature.

PROCEDURE
EVIS EXERA III Endoscopy System
A universal endoscopic imaging platform, the EVIS EXERA III system helps facilitate accurate diagnosis and treatment, simplify setup and reprocessing, improve workflow, and link patient and department data.

Guardian Endoscope Single-use Valve Set
Designed for functionality and efficiency, the Guardian valve set offers a single-use, disposable solution to satisfy valve tracking and traceability requirements.

DAMAGE-FREE TRANSPORT AFTER PROCEDURE
Endo SafeStack Transport Cart
The Endo SafeStack transport system provides a secure method of movement for your endoscopic devices. A red liner system clearly identifies a contaminated endoscope in need of reprocessing.

PROTECH Flexible Endoscope Tip Protector
The unique “clean/dirty tab” feature helps prevent re-use on subsequent endoscopes.

LEAK TESTING
ALT-Pro Automated Endoscope Leak Tester
A compact, dry leak tester, the ALT-Pro quickly and precisely detects endoscope leaks, helping avoid cross-contamination and costly endoscope repairs.

SCOPE STORAGE
ChanlDry® Endoscopic Drying Cabinet
Drying is a crucial step in infection prevention. Delivering continuous airflow through and around endoscopes, ChanlDry drying cabinets complete the reprocessing cycle by providing a secure drying and storage environment. ChanlDry meets AORN, CDC, SGNA, and AAMI standards for the drying of endoscopes.

Partners in Prevention

Olympus collaborates with educational institutions, research facilities, government organizations, and medical societies around the world, a group of partners that helps us establish and maintain safety processes focused on infection prevention. Our internal R&D efforts make up additional invaluable infection prevention partnerships.

Partnering with Organizations

Carefully selected groups of partners help us establish and maintain safety processes focused on infection prevention. We know that effective infection prevention is not something we can do alone, and the organizations we partner with are as important to the safety of your patients as the products and processes that you know and trust. Collaboration is key to successful infection prevention.

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ASGE

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

ASGE’s mission to be the leader in advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in endoscopy aligns with our goal to be True to Patient Care.

Since 2015, Olympus has approved grants totaling more than $790,000 in direct financial support and more than $1.8 million in product loans and disposables for programs focused on product loans and disposables for programs focused on endoscope reprocessing. This included a $400,000 grant to ASGE for the study of duodenoscope infection control and associated research.

SGNA

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Olympus is proud to support SGNA in their objectives to train and educate endoscopy nurses and technicians. In doing so, we collaborate closely with SGNA personnel on industry and society topics of interest and key areas of focus for healthcare providers, specifically within the area of infection prevention.

APIC

Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

APIC is the leading professional association for infection preventionists. Olympus participates in the annual APIC congress, offering in-booth, credit-bearing continuing education courses on infection prevention.

AAMI

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

A major advocate for advancements in infection prevention and sterile processing, AAMI is a primary source of consensus standards and guidance for these areas. Olympus is an industry representative within AAMI’s Endoscope Reprocessing Working Group, as well as other related interest areas such as sterilization and washer/disinfector and water quality, helping to develop and update guidelines related to scope reprocessing.

CBSPD

Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution

An independent international certification board, CBSPD encourages excellence in endoscope preparation, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, with a strong focus on patient safety. In partnering with CBSPD, Olympus works to develop curriculum related to the Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (GI Scope) Certification Exam for CFER certification.

CBE

Center for Biofilm Engineering

A world leader in biofilm research, the CBE at Montana State University is made up of multidisciplinary research teams working to find solutions to biofilm issues within a number of medical fields including gastroenterology and endoscopy. In working with CBE, Olympus provides dedicated support toward advancements in the effective identification and treatment of biofilms.

R&D Internal Efforts

Our own internal R&D efforts make up additional invaluable infection prevention partnerships. From initial product concept through testing and into product launch, infection prevention is a clear objective throughout the Olympus R&D process.

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Olympus proudly allocates up to 15% of our annual global R&D resources to focus on improving the safety of our endoscopes. To provide a better understanding of market needs and the ability to explore solutions that serve those markets, we also established comprehensive project teams sourced from Olympus departments and subsidiaries around the world. These resources are used internally and externally to improve and validate the capability of the tools in your hands.

As we work to stay on the leading edge of endoscopic technology, Olympus partners with educational institutions, research facilities, and government organizations around the world, taking full advantage of today’s newest advances in imaging, analysis, maintenance and reprocessing. We also continue to make substantial investments in our R&D resources, ensuring and enhancing the performance and safety of all products and processes within the endoscopy suite.

Research Investment
To put even more scientific-based information behind our reprocessing protocols, we have invested $40 million in a verification and validation R&D testing facility dedicated to advancing the science of infection prevention.

A state-of-the-art resource, this new facility allows us to validate the effectiveness, efficiency, and workability of reprocessing solutions; test devices, chemicals and equipment on a daily basis; and continually evaluate and refine our reprocessing protocols to ensure ease of use and proper ongoing application.

Developing Collaborations
Another important aspect of Olympus’ commitment to collaboration is our ongoing partnerships with the industry’s leading medical societies.These relationships also allow us to provide our customers with access to GI benchmarking, current safety standards, and timely industry information related to the products and processes they use most. The more informed we are, the more informed you are.

People Empowered

To make sure that you have access to today’s newest advances in infection prevention, and remain empowered to make the most of them, Olympus offers customized education and training programs, comprehensive service and repair programs, a wide-ranging support network, and the power of cutting-edge workflow connectivity.

You depend on Olympus to deliver the tools, services, and information you need to provide the highest levels of quality and safety in patient care. To make sure that you have access to today’s newest advances in infection prevention, and remain empowered to make the most of them, we offer customized education and training programs, comprehensive service and repair programs, a wide-ranging support network, and the power of cutting-edge workflow connectivity.

Global Professional Education

Web: www.olympusprofed.com

Take full advantage of the diverse educational resources that Olympus has developed with your particular needs in mind.

Instructor-Led Education: Explore educational opportunities in your specialty that will provide training on the safe and effective use of Olympus technologies.

Medical Products and Solutions: Discover detailed information about medical products and solutions from Olympus.

Olympus Medical Education

Phone: 800-231-0016 Web: www.olympusuniversity.com

From 2016 to 2018 Olympus trained over 6,800 HCPs on topics relating to infection prevention. Every year, Olympus Medical Education offers courses on subjects such as infection control, reducing the risk of cross-contamination related to reprocessing, repair reduction and best practices in the GI lab.

Live courses, webinars and certificate courses are offered throughout the United States, with face-to-face courses focused specifically on infection prevention in endoscopy. All courses are facilitated by qualified Olympus employees, and attendees earn continuing education credits.

Olympus Service

Phone: 800-401-1075 Web: medical.olympusamerica.com/service

Olympus Service is uniquely positioned to help healthcare providers protect their investment in the industry’s best endoscope technology by extending the useful life of their endoscopes, maximizing procedural uptime, and enhancing clinical performance. By keeping all repairs with Olympus Service, you can be assured that repairs are regulated, and that all subsequent reprocessing is officially validated.

The benefits of Olympus Service don’t stop with equipment repair—our committed team of highly trained support specialists provides ongoing customer training, live technical support, a worry-free loaner system and a variety of education programs. Olympus Service support empowers you to do more.

Ongoing Support

Web: medical.olympusamerica.com

To ensure that you are in tune with the newest innovations in infection prevention, Olympus provides you with access to the latest society guidelines and safety standards, and direct reprocessing instruction and assistance. We also share up-to-the-minute industry information, provide real-time alerts related to advances in infection prevention, and regularly publish customer notifications and whitepapers on timely infection prevention topics.

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