Reusable and disposable biopsy bolts are widely available for gastrointestinal endoscopy units. The biopsy forceps are the most commonly used accessory in GI endoscopy, and are complex and flexible to accommodate the contours and curvature of the patient's gastrointestinal tract. The biopsy forceps have long and / or small diameter cavities with rough or textured surfaces and deep grooves or gaps, and are made of porous material and configured to have hinges or other features that may interfere with cleaning.
The reusable equipment must be designed to operate safely and effectively after sterilization in a health care environment. By definition, they must be designed to withstand multiple exposure to sterilants or disinfectants. Without loss of effective functionality, the number of exposures that the device can withstand will help determine its useful life. Over the past decade, endoscopic accessories have been reused from many parts of the world to one-time use. While this helps to reduce the potential risk of cross-infection and infection transmission, it is still a cost factor. Endoscopic accessories The main problems of re-use are mainly focused on two aspects: first, the most important is sterile, and second, after repeated use and sterilization equipment can satisfactorily perform its function. This comment provides an effective strategy for this FAQ.
The reusable biopsy forceps have a clean port for rinsing the detergent and flushing water through its internal axis, and the disposable biopsy forceps can not be flushed out. The usual reprocessing technique using a lumen device involves flushing the cleaning fluid through the lumen. Because the biopsy tweezers' lumen is only open at the distal end, flushing is not a viable option. An attempt to clean the biopsy force by flushing and pumping the cleaning fluid through a single opening has been shown to further spread contaminants throughout the process instrument.