Archive December 2012 XIII, No. 12

The ABC's of Automated Endoscope Reprocessors

Here's what to look for when shopping for units that turn around scopes quickly and safely.

Jim Collins, BS, RN, CNOR

Automated endoscope reprocessors HANDS ON Automated endoscope reprocessors are sophisticated machines, but don't fully replace the importance of expert manual technique.

Today's automated endoscope reprocessors are sophisticated machines that do it all — pre-clean, test for leaks, alcohol flush for improved drying — to get instruments back into the hands of your physicians sooner and safer. So what should you look for when shopping for an AER that's right for your facility? That depends on several factors.

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