ConCensis: How to Bring Your Scope Management Process into the 21st Century

Endoscopes are complex surgical assets made up of various complex parts depending on their use. Treatment includes sterilization, cleaning, transport and storage of these tools. All of this requires intense asset management. To discuss moving the scoping process into the technology age, host Tyler Kern invited Jacob Long, Director – Sales Engineering, and Hannah Shipp, Product Owner – Censis to the podcast.

“You see a lot of complexity and variation in scopes. It’s a diverse surgical asset,” Long said, “The process and regulations vary for different endoscopes, depending on the type of instrument and its use. Scopes have similar expectations and processing rules with respect to scope type. This is not the same as sterile instruments, where an instrument can sit on a shelf until it is compromised. Whereas scopes have hang times or hold times.

ScopeTrac Advanced allows technicians to ensure that every oscilloscope is handled correctly every time. It tracks all the complexities and changes for different types of endoscopes. “We’ve developed a product that meets all of the customer’s needs…they can add parameters based on the specific endoscope needs,” Shipp said, “Often the issues with endoscopes come down to safety If you can properly track your scope inventory, including testing, leak testing, how many times it’s been processed, and all sorts of processes related to different types of scope, you can easily track that you should do to improve patient safety.

The software tracks key elements of sterilization ensuring that all requirements are met for endoscope reprocessing. Consolidating, tracking and updating information for each device is critical to patient safety. ScopeTrac Advanced continues to evolve based on helpful customer feedback. Learn more about the software here.