AED Urology Instruments


Terms and Conditions

Guarantee

All instruments presented int he catalog are crafted from the finest German stainless steel. These products are guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship and materials. Any original product, which proves defective in workmanship or materials, will be repaired or replaced at our discretion free of charge.

Returns

No returns will be accepted without proper authorization. To speed authorization, please provide us with the invoice and order date when you call and ask for a Return Authorization Number. Merchandise must be unused and in original packaging. Returns are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

Claims

All claims must be made within seven days after receipt of merchandise. Use medical instruments only for original purposes indended for. Custom or modified instruments cannot be returnable for credit.

Instrument Care and Maintenance

Before each use, clean, sterilize, and inspect the instrument. For all end users, the Manufacturer recommends the following steps:

Cleaning

Water and Stainless Steel
Ordinary tap water contains minerals which may cause discoloring and corrosion. We recommend the use of distilled water for cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing, and rinsing instruments. In order to avoid corrosion, user a cleaning solution with a near-neutral pH (7).

Ultrasound Cleaning
The ultrasound method is the most effective and efficient method for cleaning surgical instruments. In order to raise the effectiveness first, clean the instruments of any visible residue before placing them in an ultrasonic cleaner. We recommend following the rules specified below:

  • Do not mix in the same cycle instruments made of stainless steel and instruments made of carbon steel covered witha galvanizing layer.
  • Open all the instruments so that locks nad latches are accessible.
  • Avoid stacking instruments one over the other during loading.
  • Remove and rinse the instruments immediately after cycle end.
  • Dry the instruments immediately after rinsing and leave them in open air to dry completely.
  • Lubricate all movable parts.
Attention: After ultrasound cleaning, perform a careful inspection of the instruments in terms of potential looesning of particular parts, e.g. loose screws.

Manual Cleaning and Soaking
If ultrasound cleaning equipment is not available, the instruments should be cleaned very carefully. Special attention should be paid to cleaning locks, teeth, hinges, and other difficult to access areas. For cleaning, use nylon (not steel) brushes and warm (not hot) cleaning solutions. Follow the manufacturer's instructions while preparing solutions. Change the solution in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Instruments should be treated with the utmost care in order not to damage their delicate tips and mechanisms. If the instrument came into contact with blood, tissue, physiological saline, or other foreign substances, they should be rinsed with warm (not hot) water before the substance dried up on the instruments. After rinsing, dip the instrument in a cleaning and disinfecting soltution. Do not exceed the maximum treatment time and temperature.

Clean and rinse the instruments immediately after each application to achieve the best results. Delayed cleaning may result in particles sticking to the instruments or secretions drying up, making them resistant to cleaning, and in the future, difficult or even impossible to sterilize. Since many chemical compounds and substances have a strong corrosive effect on stainless steel, instruments should be immediately rinsed and dried if they were exposted to any potentially hazardous substances.

Inspection

Before each use, check and test the isntruments. Visible defects, cracks, deformed elements, or blunt blades indicate that the instruments require repair and must not be used.

Inspection of Instruments
The best time to check the condition of the instruments is after cleaning and lubrication, after they have cooled down. The application of defective instruments is strictly forbidden. Never attempt to repair the instrument on your own. Exclusively trained and qualified technicians should carry out servicing and repair work. Questions concerning repair should be reported to the manufacturer.

Upon inspection, pay attention to:

  • Performance - pliers, forceps, and scissors must cut smoothly and close properly. Needle handles and clips must close properly and their tips must meet.
  • Surface - inspect the surface carefully in search for traces of discoloring, cracks, or other irregularities. The most common reasons for discoloring and corrosion are:
    • Improper cleaning
    • Simultaneous sterilization of instruments made of stainless steel and carbon steel covered with a chrome layer
    • Water contamination
    • Inadequate or improper preparation and use of improper cleaning, disinfection, or maintenance agents
    • Failure to observe operating procedures for cleaning and sterilization

Lubrication

After cleaning the instruments and prior to sterilization in an autoclave, lubricate all movable parts. If the instruments are to be sterilized in vapor, the use of an authorized water-soluble lubricant is recommended (in accordance with the instructions attached to the instrument).

Sterilization

Sterilization guidelines compliant with the relevant national regulations should be adhered to. Proper parameters regarding the sterilization time, temperature, and pressure should be taken from the instruction provided by the sterilization equipment manufacturer.

Lubrication and autoclave sterilization
All instruments must be properly cleaned before being placed in the autoclave. Next, their movable parts such as locks or hinges should be lubricated thoroughly. Use lubricants recommended in the user's manual enclosed with each AED instrument. Do not use industrial oils. Always sterilize equipment in their open position. It is recommended to wrap instruments in a cloth and then place them in the container or to spread the cloth on the bototm of the container so that it absorbs humidity. The cloth should be of neutral pH (7) and free of any detergent residue. Before application, leave the instrument to cool down freely to room temperature. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on vapor autoclave operation and loading.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The drawings in ths catalog are made to a 1:1 scale and pictures to 1:2 scale. In other cases, it will be specified next to the presented instrument. AED reserves the right to modify or change specifications at its own discretion.

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Cystoscopes

AED cystoscopes incorporate the unique Tri-Opt Lens System, producing one of the brightest, flattest, and sharpest edge-to-edge images in the industry. All AED cystoscopes are steam autoclavable for ease of sterile processing.

5727A 2.7mm x 0 degree x 18cm Ped Cystoscopes
5727F 2.7mm x 12 degree x 18cm Ped Cystoscopes
5727W 2.7mm x 25 degree x 18cm Ped Cystoscopes
5727B 2.7mm x 30 degree x 18cm Ped Cystoscopes
5727C 2.7mm x 70 degree x 18cm Ped Cystoscopes

5727A-L 2.7mm x 0 degree x 30cm Slim Line Cystoscopes
5727F-L 2.7mm x 12 degree x 30cm Slim Line Cystoscopes
5727W-L 2.7mm x 25 degree x 30cm Slim Line Cystoscopes
5727B-L 2.7mm x 30 degree x 30cm Slim Line Cystoscopes
5727C-L 2.7mm x 70 degree x 30cm Slim Line Cystoscopes

5729A 2.9mm x 0 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes
5729F 2.9mm x 12 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes
5729W 2.9mm x 25 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes
5729B 2.9mm x 30 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes
5729C 2.9mm x 70 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes

5705A 4mm x 0 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes
5705 4mm x 12 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes
5705W 4mm x 25 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes
5705B 4mm x 30 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes
5705C 4mm x 70 degree x 30cm Cystoscopes

AED cystocsopes retrofit all manufacturer's instrumentation. For your ordering convenience, please specify the letter designation of the desired manufacturer's sheath mount.

  • Storz® - SZ
  • Wolf® - WF
  • Stryker® - SK
  • Comeg® - SC
  • Olympus® - OM
  • ACMI® (M2, M3, Elite, Gold) - AM
  • ACMI® (FO Series) - AF

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  • Adaptable to all manufacturer's instrumentation - consistent high quality images from one source manufacturer.
  • Autoclavable - enables user convenience and avoids repairs from accidental autoclaving
  • Upgrade - use our replacement exchange program
  • Unparalleled images - wide field view and the sharpest edge-to-edge images in the industry
  • Warranty - three years from any manufacturer's defects
  • Light post adaptable to any major manufacturer's fiber optic cable

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Cystoscopes

Urology Cystoscopes Chart Endoscopy Superstore

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Optical Urethrotomes

Urology Optical Urethrotomes Chart Endoscopy Superstore

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27FR Resectoscopy

Urolgy 27FR Resectoscopy Chart Endoscopy Superstore

Urology 27FR Resectoscopy Chart Endoscopy Superstore

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Optical Instruments
For use with scopes and cysto-sheaths

32-4050 Optical grasping forceps
32-4055 Optical biopsy forceps, spoon type
32-4056 Optical biopsy forceps, spoon type
32-4057 Optical biopsy forceps, spoon type
32-4060 Optical scissors
32-4065 Optical biopsy punch, cutting through

32-4066 Stone crushing forceps, through cutting
32-4067 Adapter for stone crushing forceps
32-4068 AAdapter for standard forceps
32-4069 Mauermayer crushing forceps, through cutting

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Cystoscopy
Cysto-Urethroscope-Sheath

32-4070 Cysto-Urethroscope Sheath with Obturator Yellow 17FR
32-4075 Cysto-Urethroscope Sheath with Obturator Green 19FR
32-4080 Cysto-Urethroscope Sheath with Obturator Red 21FR
32-4085 Cysto-Urethroscope Sheath with Obturator Blue 23FR
32-4090 Cysto-Urethroscope Sheath with Obturator White 25FR

Cysto-Urethroscope-Sheath with Central Valve

32-4072 Cysto-Urethroscope-Sheath with Central Valve Yellow 17FR
32-4077 Cysto-Urethroscope-Sheath with Central Valve Green 19FR
32-4082 Cysto-Urethroscope-Sheath with Central Valve Red 21FR
32-4087 Cysto-Urethroscope-Sheath with Central Valve Blue 23FR
32-4092 Cysto-Urethroscope-Sheath with Central Valve White 25FR

Visual Obturator for Cysto-Urethroscope

32-4071 Visual Obturator for Cysto-Urethroscope Yellow 17FR
32-4076 Visual Obturator for Cysto-Urethroscope Green 19FR
32-4081 Visual Obturator for Cysto-Urethroscope Red 21FR
32-4086 Visual Obturator for Cysto-Urethroscope Blue 23FR
32-4091 Visual Obturator for Cysto-Urethroscope White 25

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Resectoscopy
Telescope Bridges

32-4095 Telescope Bridge for Diagnostic
32-4100 Telescope Bridge with 1 Instrument Channel, Lockable
32-4105 Telescope Bridge with 2 Instrument Channels, Lockable

Albarran

32-4110 Albarran Catheter Deflecting Mechanism, 1 Instrument Channel, Lockable
32-4115 Albarran Catheter Deflecting Mechanism, 2 Instrument Channels, Lockable

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Biopsy Forceps

32-4120 Biopsy Forceps, Flexible, Double Action 7FR
32-4121 Biopsy Forceps, Flexible, Double Action 5FR

32-4125 Foreign Body Forceps, Flexible, Double Action 7FR
32-4126 Foreign Body Forceps, Flexible, Double Action 5FR

32-4130 Grasping Forceps, Serrated, Flexible, Double Action 7FR
32-4131 Grasping Forceps, Serrated, Flexible, Double Action 5FR

32-4135 Scissors, Flexible, Single Action 7FR
32-4136 Scissors, Flexible, Single Action 5FR

32-4140 Hook Scissors, Flexible, Single Action 7FR
32-4141 Hook Scissors, Flexible, Single Action 5FR

32-4140B Button Electrode 7FR

32-4145 Injection Needle 7FR
32-4146 Injection Needle 5FR

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Electrodes & Baskets

32-4150 Coagulation Electrode, Ball End 7FR

32-4155 Coagulation Electrode, Needle Type 7FR

32-4200 Knife Electrode, 530mm Long 7FR

32-4201 Needle Electrode, 530mm Long 5FR

32-4202 Ball Electrode, 530mm Long 5FR

32-4203 Loop Electrode, 530mm Long 7FR

32-4204 Dormina Basket with 4 Wires 5FR
32-4206 Dormina Basket with 4 Wires 7FR
32-4207 Dormina Basket with 5 Wires 5FR
32-4208 Dormina Basket with 5 Wires 7FR
32-4209 Dormina Basket with 6 Wires 5FR
32-4210 Dormina Basket with 6 Wires 7FR
32-4211 Handle for Stone Baskets, Seperate Ordering

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Resectoscopes
Working Elements

32-4215 Working Element for Active Cutting by Spring Action, with Open Handle
32-4215DB Working Element as Above, Only for Double Stem Electrodes

32-4216 Working Element for Active Cutting by Spring Action, with Closed Handle
32-4516DB Working Element as Above, Only for Double Stem Electrodes

32-4220 Working Element for Passive Cutting by Spring Action
32-4220DB Working Element as Above, Only for Double Stem Electrodes

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Sheaths, Obturators

32-4205 Resectoscope Sheath for Continuous Irrigation with Standard Obturator 24FR
32-4221 Resectoscope Sheath for COntinuous Irrigation with Standard Obturator 27FR

32-4205RR Resectoscope Sheath for Continuous Irrigation with Standard Obturator, Rotatable 24FR
32-4221RR Resectoscope Sheath for Continuous Irrigation with Standard Obturator, Rotatable 27FR

32-4205ZV Resectoscope Sheath for Continuous Irrigation, with Standard Obturator, with Central Valve
32-4221ZV Resectoscope Sheath for Continuous Irrigation, with Standard Obturator, with Central Valve

32-4222 Resectoscope Sheath, with Standard Obturator 24FR
32-4225 Resectoscope Sheath, with Standard Obturator 27FR

32-4226 Timbolake Obturator for Continuous Flow Sheath 24FR
32-4229 Timbolake Obturator for Continuous Flow Sheath 27FR

32-4227 Obturator Rigid 24FR
32-4231 Obturator Rigid 27FR

32-4228 Visual Obturator, Rigid 24FR
32-4340 Visual Obturator, Rigid 27FR

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Electrodes

Please Note: 32-xxxDB = ONLY for double stem electrodes


Cutting Loop
32-4276 18FR
32-4235 24FR
32-4235DB 24FR
32-4295 27FR
32-4295DB 27FR


Cuttin Loop, Retrograde Curved
32-4277 18FR
32-4240 24FR
32-4240DB 24FR
32-4300 27FR
32-4300DB 27FR


Cutting Loop, Straight
32-4245 24FR
32-4245DB 24FR
32-4310 27FR
32-4310DB 27FR


Roller Barrel Electrode, Ø 3mm
32-4278 18FR
32-4250 24FR
32-4250DB 24FR
32-4315 27FR
32-4315DB 27FR


Vaporisation Electrode
32-4255 24FR
32-4255DB 24FR
32-4320 27FR
32-4320DB 27FR


Roller Barrel Electrode, Ø 5mm
32-4260 24FR
32-4260DB 24FR
32-4325 27FR
32-4325DB 27FR


Knife Electrode
32-4279 18FR
32-4265 24FR
32-4265DB 24FR
32-4330 27FR
32-4330DB 27FR


Roller Barrel Electrode, Barrel End, Ø 5mm
32-4256 24FR
32-4265DB 24FR
32-4257 27FR
32-4257DB 27FR


Roller Barrel Electrode, Conical
32-4258 24FR
32-4258DB 24FR
32-4259 27FR
32-4259DB 27FR


Spike Electrode, Ø 3mm
32-4261 24FR
32-4261DB 24FR
32-4262 27FR
32-4262DB 27FR


Vaporisation and Cut Electrode, Ø 1.2mm
32-4263 24FR
32-4263DB 24FR
32-4264 27FR
32-4264DB 27FR


Roller Barrel Electrode, Barrel End, Ø 3mm
32-4266 24FR
32-4266DB 24FR
32-4267 27FR
32-4267DB 27FR


Spike Electrode, Ø 5mm
32-4268 24FR
32-4268DB 24FR
32-4269 27FR
32-4269DB 27FR


Roller Electrode, Ø 5mm
32-4271 24FR
32-4271DB 24FR
32-4272 27FR
32-4272DB 27FR

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18Ch. Resectoscopes

32-4275 Working Element for Passive Cutting by Spring Action
32-4280 Working Element for Active Cutting by Spring Action with Open Handle
32-4285 Working Element for Active Cutting by Spring Action with Closed Action

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Sheaths, Obturators

32-4290 Resectoscope Sheath for Continuous Irrigation with Standard Obturator 18FR
32-4291 Resectoscope Sheath, Standard Irrigation with Standard Obturator 18FR

32-4292 Resectoscope Sheath for Continuous Irrigation with Standard Obturator, Rotatable 18FR

32-4345 Albarran Catheter Deflecting Mechanism, 1 Instrument Channel, Lockable 18FR

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Resectoscope
Optical Urethrotome

32-4370 Urethro-Sheath for Continuous Irrigation with Standard Obturator 21FR

32-4375 Outer Sheath for 21FR Model

32-4380 Telescope Bridge with 1 Instrument Channel, Lockable

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Urethroscopy

32-4385 Round Knife
32-4386 Ring Shape Knife for Optical Urethrotome
32-4387 Hook Shape Knife for Optical Urethrotome
32-4389 Standard Knife, Round Loop Form
32-4390 Standard Knife

32-4106 Ellik Evacuator with Rubber Ball

32-4391 Otis Mauermayer Urethrotome complete with Flat, Conical, and Balltip Adapter. Also includes a Spare Knife

32-4420 Strauss Penile Clamp


Straight

32-4400 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 9FR
32-4401 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 10.5FR
32-4402 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 12FR
32-4404 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 13.5FR
32-4405 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 15FR
32-4406 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 16.5FR
32-4407 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 18FR
32-4408 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 19.5FR
32-4409 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 21FR
32-4410 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 22.5FR
32-4411 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 24FR
32-4412 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 25.5FR
32-4413 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 27FR
32-4414 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 28.5FR
32-4415 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 30FR
32-4416 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 31.5FR
32-4417 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 33FR
32-4418 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 34.5FR
32-4419 Dittel Bougies, Straight, without Channel 36FR


Curved

32-4429 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 8FR
32-4430 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 9FR
32-4431 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 10.5FR
32-4432 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 12FR
32-4433 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 13.5FR
32-4434 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 15FR
32-4435 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 16.5FR
32-4436 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 18FR
32-4437 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 19.5
32-4438 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 21FR
32-4439 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 22.5FR
32-4440 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 24FR
32-4441 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 25.5FR
32-4442 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 27FR
32-4443 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 28.5FR
32-4444 Dittel Bougies, Curved, without Channel 28FR

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AED Endoscopes

Instructions For Use

The AED line of rigid endoscopes is indicated to provide illumination and visualization in diagnostic and operative endoscopic procedures.
For the purposes of these instructions, endoscopes (autoclavable and non-autoclavable) are referred to collectively as scopes.

Warnings & Cautions
WARNING: Scopes not identified as "autoclavable" cannot be exposed to temperatures exceeding 60°C (140°F).

WARNING: High energy radiated light emitted from illuminating fiber at the distal end of the scope may give rise to temperatures exceeding 41°C (within 8mm in front of the scope). Do not leave tip of scope in direct contact with patient tissue or combustible materials, as burns may result. Lower the light source output when working in close proximity to the object.

CAUTION: Medical scopes are delicate instruments and must be handled carefully.

CAUTION: To prevent potential safety hazard to the patient caused by accidental loss of function of the device (i.e., front-end damage by surgical instruments), it is recommended to have an additional sterile "stand-by" device during surgical procedures.

Note: When scopes are used with laser equipment, appropriate filtering spectacles must be worn by the operating team. In some cases, a specific filter must be put between the scope and camera head to prevent camera damage by high-power laser radiation. Contact your laser supplier for details.

To prevent scope damage by high-power laser radiation, always ensure that the laser delivery fiber is seen through the scope and not directed at the scope before energizing the laser.

Note: When using HF surgical equipment, keep the working part of the active electrode in the field of view to avoid accidental HF burns. Avoid contact with metal parts of the scope and other conductive accessories by ensuring before activation of the HF output that the active electrode is at a sufficient distance from the tip of the scope. Ensure that only medical electrical equipment that complies with IEC 601-1 and its relative particular standards is connected to, or used in, conjunction with the scope.

Note: Please retain the original scope packaging materials for future shipping. Failure to ship the scope in adequate protective packaging will void the warranty.

Note: To comply with IEC-601-2-18 standard requirements for BF-type and CF-type equipment, the following conditions must be met:

  • For direct view scopes, the light cable must provide electrical isolation from the light source.
  • For videoscopes, both the light cable and camera head must provide electrical isolation from the light source and camera contral unit, respectively.
Note: Any mechanical manipulation of the eyepiece may result in seal breakage; therefore, do not attempt to remove the eyepiece.

Note: After autoclaving an autoclavable scope, do not immerse the hot scope in cold water or liquid. Forced cooling can cause damamge to the scope and will void the warranty.

Operating and Maintenance Instructions
Assembly: The following is the mechanical assemply procedure for AED endoscopes.

Instructions For Use

Check the scope light post to make sure that it is clean prior to use. If used, remove the Storz light post adapter to effectively clean the light post (refer to the cleaning instructions.)

Select the appropriate light post adapter and screw it onto the scope light post.

For videoscopes:

  • Check that the o-ring located at the base of the mounting threads is in place and undamaged.
  • Check that the proximal window is clean.
  • Screw the scope onto the desired camera head in a clockwise direction, hand tightening only, until the scope base is firmly seated against the camera flange.
Note: To avoid fogging during surgery, the rear portion of the scope must be entirely free of moisture before attachment to either the camera head or camera coupler.

Note: Although it is recommended that a videoscope remains assembled to the camera head to prevent image degradation due to flogging and cleanliness issues, it is also recommended that the videoscope be removed periodically for cleaning of the threads to prevent corrosion resulting from galvanic reaction.

Reprocessing Cleaning Instructions

The AED line of rigid endoscopes should be cleaned with a neutral pH solution recommended for reprocessing of medical endoscopes, prepared according to the manufacturer's instructions. Any light post adapters must be removed prior to cleaning. Thoroughly clean all surfaces of the scope and adapter, allowing for any recommended soak time. Thoroughly rinse the scope and adapter to completely remove the cleaning solution. Dry and reassemble the adapter to the scope.

The scope has three optical surgaces that must be thoroughly cleaned and checked routinely to ensure both maximum transmission of illumination and a high-quality image. These area:

  • The distal tip
  • The proximal window or eyepiece
  • The fiber optic light post
Recommended cleaning steps:
  1. Scrub each optical surface mentioned above with a 4x4 gauze pad soaked in an enzymatic solution to break-down organic material. Rinse thoroughly with distilled water.
  2. Repeat Step 1 with a 4x4 gauze pad soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Rinse thoroughly with distilled water.
  3. Repeat Step 1 with a 4x4 gauze pad soaked in an acetone. Rinse thoroughly with distilled water.
  4. Relfect light off all optical surfaces to detect any remaining foreign material or scratches that may degrade image quality.
    AED Endoscopes

    Note: Do not use any ultrasonic cleaning methods. The energy transmitted through fluid cavitation will damage seals and optical surfaces and will void the warranty.

    Note: The extreme heat from steam autoclaving will cause foreign materials left on these optical surfaces to harden and discolor. Any foreign matter remaining on the distal tip will reduce image quality and may lead to a completely obscured picture.

    Foreign matter remaining on the fiber surface of the light post after cleaning may tend to burn and discolor the surface when exposed to a high intensity light source.

    Sterilization
    AED scopes should be sterilized in approved containers (such as AED sterilization trays) which are designed to secure the instruments in place while allowing preoper circulation of the sterilant medium.

    Wrapping the scope (as a means of securing it in an unapproved container) is not acceptable as contaminates from the wrap (e.g., a towel) may remain as soils on the scope.

    Videoscopes and Non-Autoclavable Scopes

    Sterilize the scope with Ethylene Oxied (EtO) gas or soak in chemical sterilant.

    1. Gas Sterilization (100% EtO)
      Follow standard hospital procedure maintaining the following parameters:
      - Temperature: 126°+5°F (50°C)
      - Relative Humidity: 35-70%
      - Gas Concentration: ~736mg/I
      - Exposure Time: 60 minutes
      - Aeration: 12 hours minimum
      Note: These parameters have been validated to ensure sterility. Sterilizer functioning should be monitored at regular intervals with biological indicators to ensure products have been subjected to sterilization conditions.

    2. Chemical Sterilization and Steris™ Process
      AED scopes are immersible and should be sterilized using the process obtained from the individual chemical manufacturer. AED scopes are materially compatible with the Steris process. Videoscopes are designed to be used with soakable, solid-state video cameras. It is recommended to immerse the videoscope and camera head as an assembled unit. Care must be taken to ensure that the attachment is secure. This watertight seal will eliminate the danger of the lenses fogging during use. The scope or joined videoscope/camera head unit should be rinsed after soaking with sterile water and dried with a sterile cloth. Do not break the seal.
    Autoclavable Scopes
    CAUTION: Only scopes marked "autoclavable" can be steam autoclaved. With the exception of these scopes which have bene designed specifically for auto-clavability, scopes cannot be steam autoclaved. Steam autoclaving scopes not specifically deisgned for this purpose would permanently damamge the optical components and void the warranty. Do not expose these scopes to temperatures exceeding 60°C (140°F).

    CAUTION: Before autoclaving, ensure that exposed optical surfaces of the scope (distal tip and proximal window) are thoroughly clean and free of residue. Also, extreme heat from the high intensity light source will cause debris on the light post to discolor, burn, and harden. Failure to clean the scope prior to autoclaving may result in permanent damage to the optical surfaces.

    Instructions For Use

    1. Autoclave Wrapped
      Follow standard hospital procedures for pre-vacuum methods at 270°-275°F (132°-135°C) for 10 minutes, or for gravity methods at 270°-275°F (132°-135°C) for 15 minutes.

    2. Gas sterilization (100% EtO)
      - Temperature: 126°+5°F (50°C)
      - Relative Humidity: 35-70%
      - Gas Concentration: ~736mg/I
      - Exposure Time: 60 minutes
      - Aeration: 12 hours minimum
    Note: These parameters have been validated to ensure sterility. Sterilizer functioning shold be monitored at regular intervals with biological indicators to ensure products have been subjected to sterilization conditions.

    Note: After autoclaving an autoclavable scope, do not immerse the hot scope in cold water or liquid. Forced cooling can cause damage to the scope.

    Storage: AED scopes should be stored with the plastic tip covering the distal end. This will preserve optics by protecting the delicate needle portion. The scope and accessories should be stored either in their shipping box or in a sterilization tray. In either case, proper care should be taken to ensure that the scope is immobile to prevent any damage.

    Scope Repair Program
    The AED Scope Repair Program ensures optimal instrument quality by utilizing original equipment components and factory workmanship. All repairs are performed under full compliance with GMP guidelines. We make every reasonable effort to complete evaluations and repairs in just a few days to minimize your instrument downtime. Modifications or repairs performed by persons not specifically authorized by AED will void the warranty.

    In the US, please call Customer Service at 818-227-2720 for a Return Authorization Number.

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