Olympus Announces Live Webinar on Safeguarding Scopes
Minimize Scope Downtime and Repair Costs with Safe Handling and Reprocessing
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., (March 18, 2019) – Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today it is hosting a live webinar entitled “Safeguard Your Endoscopes: Tips to Minimize Endoscope Repairs” on Thursday, March 21 at 3:00 PM EST. The webinar hosts will provide an important primer on safe scope handling to minimize downtime and repair costs for flexible endoscopes.
Approximately 75 million endoscopies are performed annually in the United States, and 51.5 million of those procedures are gastrointestinal-related.1 With flexible endoscopes playing a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases, keeping every scope in good working order is essential.
When a scope goes out for repair, its absence affects staff, doctors and patients. Repairs are expensive, and downtime during the repair process means that fewer procedures can be scheduled. Ultimately, satisfaction suffers.
The best way to minimize downtime and unnecessary repairs is to avoid scope damage in the first place. Following proper handling, reprocessing, transport and storage protocols is critical to increasing scope uptime.
Join two leading members of the Olympus Service and Repair team, Louis Mariani and Eric Smith, to learn how to prevent the most frequent and costly types of scope damage.
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About Olympus Medical Systems Group
Olympus is a global technology leader, crafting innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies; life sciences; industrial solutions; and cameras and audio products. Throughout our nearly 100-year history, Olympus has focused on being true to society and making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.
Our Medical Business works with health care professionals to combine our innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing with their skills to deliver diagnostic, therapeutic and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for patients. For more information, visit medical.olympusamerica.com.
1 75 Million Endoscopies Performed Annually According to iData Research Procedure Analysis. iData Research Inc. 2018 May 28. Accessed 12/5/18. https://idataresearch.com/75-million-endoscopies-performed-annually-according-to-idata-research-procedure-analysis/