New Scope Cleaning Equipment

In our ongoing commitment to provide the best in quality care, Carolina Mountain Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Center has purchased and implemented new scope cleaning equipment. the ASP EVOTECH Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor (ECR).

Reprocessing of endoscopes generally requires labor-intensive manual cleaning followed by high-level disinfection in an automated endoscope reprocessor (AER).  Standard reprocessing typically includes bedside cleaning of the exterior and the suction channel, manual washing and brushing, subsequent disinfection through immersion in a liquid chemical germicide, followed by a water rinse, alcohol flush and air drying of all channels.

The ECR provides an automated approach superior to the manual cleaning required when using traditional AERs. It makes endoscope reprocessing a totally automated process that guarantees consistent cleaning and disinfection, giving physicians and patients confidence that the scope used has been consistently cleaned.