Working Together to Learn More

Olympus is using information from both our Human Factors Study and our Sampling and Culturing Study to guide the continuous enhancement of our reprocessing protocols, create new service and training programs and ensure open lines of communication between everyone involved in Olympus duodenoscope usage and reprocessing.
Based on the results of our Human Factors Study, we are working diligently to evaluate design changes that will enhance reprocessing efficacy, advance and simplify our IFUs (Instructions for Use), make additional reprocessing resources available to technicians and expand our training programs. Some examples of areas that were identified for additional training reinforcement include the following:

Thoroughly brushing the distal
end of the scope including the
forceps elevator.

Ensuring the forceps elevator is
raised and lowered during
certain cleaning steps.

Thoroughly drying external
surfaces and ports with a clean
cloth or sponge.

Ensuring the forceps elevator is
in the intermediate position
when utilizing an AER.


The information and demonstrations presented here is for your general knowledge and background only. Please thoroughly review and follow the relevant User Manual(s) for instructions, warnings and precautions. Olympus makes no representations, express or implied warranties or any guarantees regarding the information presented. Under no circumstance shall Olympus or its employees, consultants, agents or representatives be liable for any costs, expenses, losses, claims, liabilities or other damages (whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or otherwise) that may arise from or be incurred in connection with the information provided or any use thereof.

Establish an internal system of identifying contaminated versus reprocessed endoscopes and accessories to prevent both mix-ups and cross-contamination. Some national or professional guidelines recommend separating dirty (contaminated) area, clean area, and storage area. Touching a reprocessed endoscope and/or accessories with contaminated gloves or placing them on a contaminated hanger or surface, including letting them touch the floor, will recontaminate them.

Olympus partnered with the FDA for a Human Factors Study that developed a post-market surveillance survey for duodenoscope reprocessing.

The information from this Study has allowed Olympus to enhance training and focus our tools on helping users understand the critical, but unique, tasks involved in reprocessing duodenoscopes.


To make sure you have access to our leanings and can remain empowered to use
them, Olympus offers customized education and training programs, resource
libraries and on-site support.

Online Resource Library

  • Wall Charts
  • On Track Forms
  • Periodic Customer Inspection Checklists

* Recommended Amplifire Learning Module: TJF-Q180V Reprocessing Module

After completing the course the user will have a deeper understanding of reprocessing the Olympus duodenoscope (TJF-Q180V)

Course is provided at no charge.
This course offers:
  • Interactive experience
  • Learning continuum and knowledge checks
  • Cognitive science-driven algorithm

Off-site Instructor Led Programs

Call the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 800-848-9024 and request an ESS for a TJF-Q180V reprocessing in-service.

On-site Instructor Led Programs

Register for Olympus Education courses to further your knowledge of GI instrument procedures