CleanShield® Endoscope Storage Cabinet provides a proper storage environment that protects delicate endoscopes from potential damage and minimizes environmental contamination after disinfection. During storage, disinfected endoscopes are hung securely in a vertical position while filtered ambient air bathes the chamber and disinfected scopes. Room air is drawn through pre-filtration and HEPA filtration before contacting the disinfected endoscopes that are securely hung inside the CleanShield® storage cabinet. Specialized fixtures allow for secure and easy placement of the endoscope control unit while the channel and power pack cables hang freely within the cabinet. CleanShield® Endoscope Storage Cabinet is designed to accommodate the following types of endoscopes:
|● Colonoscopes||● Bronchoscopes|
|● Gastroscopes||● Choledochoscopes|
|● Laryngoscopes||● Rhinolaryngoscopes|
|● Sigmoidoscopes||● Duodenoscopes|
|● Esophagoscopes||● Echoendoscopes|
|● Enteroscopes||● Fiberscopes|
CleanShield® is available in two models that will effectively accommodate either six or nine disinfected endoscope probes. Access into the storage cabinet is gained through the epoxy-coated steel door with polycarbonate viewing panel. For added security the steel door can be locked to prevent access or removal by unauthorized personnel.
The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) not only recommends that stored endoscopes hang vertically, but also that the distal tip hangs freely in a well-ventilated, dust-free area. Good ventilation encourages continued air drying of the surfaces and prevents undue moisture build-up, thus discouraging any microbial proliferation. Storage surfaces should be of a material that can be cleaned and disinfected easily.