When to Consider Single-Use Endoscopes

April 14, 2022 | Evaluations & Guidance


In recent years as concern has grown surrounding effective reprocessing of complex surgical and endoscopic devices, the number of single-use endoscope models on the market has increased. Although the specific benefits vary by endoscope type, all are designed to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and lighten the reprocessing burden. In addition, many models have a low capital acquisition cost, making them an economical option for low-volume facilities. They are also easy to store and ready to use when needed, so they are convenient for unscheduled procedures, such as in the ICU.

Several types of single-use endoscopes are now available, including:

  1. Arthroscopes

  2. Bronchoscopes ([see our...

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