Medical & healthcare
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a patient's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, which is essentially a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, medical doctors can view pictures of a patient's digestive tract on a color TV monitor.
Like all valuable tools, endoscopes are not inexpensive.
Good medical practice dictates that handling endoscope devices should not be left to multiple people, and that a chain of custody be maintained. Each person must be held accountable for the cleanliness and condition of the devices; and timely sterilization must be done to ensure the equipment will be cleaned to the highest standards.
The Trovan endoscope management system ensures that a user’s ID is linked to the individual endoscope’s record with a time-and-date stamp, when it is retrieved from the drying cabinet. The system allows usage to be tracked and ensures accountability by all users.
Below: a close-up view of an endoscope
Below: endoscope drying cabinet