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Category: Infection Control
Product description and innovation synopsis:
The ADVANTAGE PLUS Pass-Thru Automated Endoscope Reprocessor (AER) delivers the globally-recognized best practice in automated endoscope reprocessing of physically separating clean and dirty reprocessing areas with its innovative pass-through design. Reducing the risk of human error and cross-contamination, the system helps ensure safe, patient-ready endoscopes for each procedure. This AER also integrates smart technology to facilitate electronic cycle documentation, endoscope tracking, process verification, and remote diagnostics. The system leverages the proven technology of the industry-leading ADVANTAGE PLUS AER to consistently deliver high-level disinfection and support infection prevention best practices.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
Today’s endoscope reprocessing environment doesn’t typically address the potential distractions reprocessing technicians face, which can lead to lapses in reprocessing procedures. This AER standardizes a unidirectional workflow and improves department efficiency by supporting a consistent and repeatable reprocessing procedure for flexible endoscopes. The hard-wall separation between dirty and clean reprocessing areas creates a physical barrier that further supports one-way workflow and helps reduce the risk of infection. ADVANTAGE PLUS Pass-Thru AER is the first pass-through style AER available in the U.S.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
The transformational pass-through capability and integrated smart technology of ADVANTAGE PLUS Pass-Thru AER provide fast and efficient turnover. The high-performance disinfection system and hands-free operation reduces scope handling and allows the reprocessing of up to five endoscopes in just over one hour. In combination with proper protocols, surgical teams can trust this system to consistently deliver reprocessed endoscopes to support infection prevention efforts. In addition, the ADVANTAGE PLUS Pass-Thru AER has been validated for use with Cantel’s RAPICIDE PA Disinfectant.