Do you have any type of connection with endoscopy? You are an endoscopy operator, assistant or someone who administrates the endoscopy section. This article will be pretty useful for you. And definitely it will be very useful information for a science or medical student or even for a layman.
I would keep it brief. First of all as you know there are a few major and so many minor parts involved with endoscopes. From the camera to insertion tube or bending section, the endoscope is very sensitive. You need to handle it with care. A minor mistake can prove to be fatal for the patient.
And you should always test all parts and their movement and elasticity before starting the process. You should use the accessories that are high quality and working perfectly fine. Any jagged or damaged part can be harmful for the patient.
You should bend the insertion tube or bending section politely. It’s a pretty sensitive part and bending it more than it’s limit can damage it. Apply too much torque can be harmful for the components. And as we had mentioned above a damaged endoscope can prove to be fatal for the patient. So in case you can see any damaged part or section you should get it replaced before using it for endoscopy.
Almost all endoscope parts including Biopsy Channels & Components, insertion tube, bending rubber etc are available. Means no matter what kind of fault occurred in your endoscope, it’s still repairable. But instead of getting repaired any part or component, it’s highly recommended that you actually replace that part of component. As it’s a matter of human life and you shouldn’t try to save money. And always go for the best quality endoscope replacement parts.
The main purpose of this article was to convey you the message, the endoscopy is pretty sensitive. So always check your endoscope and it’s all components before you insert it in your patient.