CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the expansion of its Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization portfolio to include the ChanlDryTM Drying Cabinet. Developed to complete a critical step in reprocessing, ChanlDry is designed to thoroughly dry the interior working channels of an endoscope, as well as the external components. Olympus also announced the addition of the Endo SafeStack to its portfolio, an endoscope transport system designed to prevent damage to scopes during transport as well as to better track and separate clean and dirty scopes. These new additions supporting endoscope reprocessing and management underscore Olympus' commitment to infection prevention during the endoscope's journey through a facility.
For more than a decade, drying cabinets have been studied and discussed by professional societies such as AAMI, AORN, ASGE, SGNA and the CDC. The research has pointed to evidence that disinfected scopes stored in drying cabinets are less likely to develop bacterial contamination associated with retained moisture. AORN 2016 guidelines included a recommendation for storing flexible endoscopes in drying cabinets.
The Olympus ChanlDry Drying Cabinet offers flexible drying options and a storage environment which meets or exceeds society guidelines. The ChanlDry Drying Cabinet is equipped with a drying system that continually blows pressurized, HEPA-filtered air through endoscope channels while also circulating HEPA-filtered air around the exterior of the endoscopes. Continuous ventilation eliminates residual moisture that can lead to bacterial growth. A maximum pressure output ensures sensitive endoscope channels will be dried without being damaged by excessive air pressure.
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Benefits of the ChanlDry solutions include the following:
Flexible air options including hospital-grade air or compressors to meet the diverse needs of healthcare facilities.
Quick Connect Manifold enables easy handling and connection of hoses to air supply.
Lower manifold connection complements the average height of nurses.
A simple squeeze and release mechanism allows for fast, easy air connections to most endoscopes.
Continual air flow through each connection keeps the channels dry.
The compressor membrane dryer removes moisture before pushing air through endoscope channels.