Clinical trial Lyon

Background

In central sterile services departments (CSSD), the functionality of rigid endoscopes, which are complex and fragile reusable devices, is usually checked visually and is a subjective task. This clinical study assessed the ability of ScopeControl to pre-emptively identify optical defects before the surgeon considers the endoscope as defective.

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Findings

One hundred sixty-six controls were carried out concerning 51 diferent endoscopes. According to the surgeon’s evaluation, 78.9% and 80.7% of controls were considered as ac

ceptabe for image and brightness quality.

ScopeControl® found that 13.3% of the same endoscopes

were considered as “passed,” 31.3% “in danger,” and 55.4%

“failed”. LT and FT parameters represented 95.2% of the

reasons for failures.

The ability of ScopeControl® to detect endoscope defects

earlier than surgeons was validated by tracking the results

of endoscopes used and controlled several times.

The same endoscope could be used and tested several times,

and a new folder was created each time the endoscope was

checked by both the surgeons and the ScopeControl

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