Why Bedside Tracheostomy Costs Considerably Less With Single-Use Bronchoscopes

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Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, or PDT, is considered a practical, safe and cost-effective alternative to open surgical tracheostomy, and both reusable and single-use bronchoscopes are suitable for the procedure. But single-use devices save money and eliminate contamination concerns.

Webinar: Comparing the Health Economics of Reusable vs. Single-use Bronchoscopes

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The fourth installment in the 'Bronchoscopy During COVID-19' series explores some important patient safety and financial considerations to take into account during these economically uncertain times brought on by SARS-CoV-2.

Study: VivaSight Double-Lumen Tube Cost Effective in Thoracic Surgery Involving One-Lung Ventilation

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Intubation and airway management during lung-isolation procedures pose a series of challenges for even the most experienced medical team. A new study shows how hospitals can save money using Ambu’s sterile, single-use product.

Study: Sterile Single-Use Bronchoscopes Less Costly than Reusable Bronchoscopes

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New research quantifies how much more hospitals pay to disinfect and reuse bronchoscopes rather than purchasing single-use instruments and builds on a study last year examining the effectiveness of cleaning processes used for reusable bronchoscopes.

Four Considerations to Weigh with Endoscope Storage Cabinets

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Recent studies showing post-endoscopic infection rates being more common than previously believed underscore the importance of a safe and systematic approach to reprocessing flexible endoscopes. Storage is an essential element of that process.

Improper Waste Disposal Costs Millions at U.S. Hospitals

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A survey of gastroenterologists and nurses found most are unaware of the correct way to dispose of endoscopic accessories. And incorrectly sorting those accessories as regulated medical waste increases costs as well as the environmental footprint of hospitals.

Costs Will Be Top of Mind For Providers Switching to Duodenoscopes with New Design Features

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A single scope can cost about $35,000, depending on the manufacturer, meaning high-volume facilities with a fleet of duodenoscopes are looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital expenditures.

Study: Single-use Duodenoscopes a Potential Cost-Effective Solution for Reducing Infection Risk

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Several factors must be considered before adopting single-use duodenoscopes for use in ERCP, including performance, environmental waste, and price. This study outlines the cost of reusable duodenoscopes at different endoscopy centers with varying procedure volumes.

How Med-Tech Companies Have Handled Manufacturing and Distribution Demands During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The DeviceTalks Tuesday webinar explores how three companies handled challenges from the pandemic’s early days and discusses where each finds itself now. They also looked toward the future as hospitals resume elective surgeries that had been put on hold.

Here’s How Much Improper Waste Disposal Costs U.S. Hospitals

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Endoscopy is part of the problem – a survey of doctors, nurses, and technicians found that most are unaware of the correct protocol for disposing accessories, including those used to take samples during a bronchoscopy.