Cantel - your TRUSTED ENDOSCOPY PARTNER for Infection Prevention
For more than 40 years, Cantel has been passionately dedicated to improving safety for operators and patients and optimizing Endoscopy processes. Cantel offers the “Complete Circle of Protection”, a complete solution designed for infection prevention and control, from the procedure over the reprocessing in AERs to drying and storage of the endoscope.
We are convinced that successful infection prevention can only be achieved if every process step in the endoscopic procedure is handled with the utmost care. The relevant studies of recent years confirm the importance of this approach.
The Hygenda study of 2013, for example, showed loads of 6 different germs on 26 of 30 reusable air/water & suction valves. The situation with reusable water bottles and hose systems is equally sobering. The latest findings from the Johns Hopkins Study (2018) show that hospital associated infections (HAI) occur up to 1000 times more frequently than originally assumed following endoscopic examinations.
So, what is the most effective way to minimize the risk of (re)contamination of endoscopes and patients?
Through holistic infection prevention! Cantels “Complete Circle of Protection” offers you the right product solution for every step of the endoscopy process. With this approach, you not only protect your patients and staff, but also increase the efficiency of the overall process.
The inner cycle
From sterile single-use products for the use in the examination room, products for manual pre-cleaning, to a wide selection of AERs for automated reprocessing and innovative storage and transport systems, we offer a comprehensive product portfolio for successful infection prevention and control.
Procedure – The risk reduction of cross & recontaminations is at the forefront of infection prevention. We develop and produce sterile disposable products “Made in USA”, which offer patients and users lasting protection and at the same time increase efficiency during the procedure – because comprehensive infection control begins in the examination room.
Manual Clean – Manual (pre)cleaning is essential to reduce the initial protein & germ load after the examination and to prepare the endoscope for high-level disinfection. In order to achieve optimum results in this process step, we offer innovative products such as the Pull ThruTM pre-cleaning brush, which is particularly time-saving and endoscope-friendly due to its lamella technology. The user is supported by the cleaning chemistry compatible for the entire process.
Reprocess – Effective high-level disinfection is the cornerstone of infection prevention. To ensure maximum patient safety, our reprocessing technologies are tested according to the latest standards and guidelines. Our AERs are approved for the reprocessing of all common endoscope manufacturers and, thanks to their innovative design and optimized cycle times, are designed for maximum user friendliness and process efficiency.
Dry and Store – Bacterial growth due to moisture during storage poses a significant risk of recontamination for endoscopes. Our transport, drying and storage solutions are designed to effectively protect reprocessed endoscopes and significantly improve the hygienic safety of the entire process. For this purpose, we offer modern cabinet systems with active drying for hanging and horizontal storage. These actively eliminate residual moisture in the endoscope channels and also provide continuous climate monitoring throughout the entire storage period.
The outer cycle
The “Complete Circle of Protection” is completed with our external cycle, which offers you the full value of our proactive partnership with services in the areas of technical service, collaboration, training, validation and track & trace.
Service – We offer a comprehensive range of service and maintenance packages to ensure reliable operation once your reprocessing equipment has been installed. This includes remote diagnostics and telemetric support if required. Regular validation and maintenance of complex medical products is critical to ensuring the continued performance and compliance of your equipment.
Collaboration – We work closely with you to ensure the highest operational efficiency, throughput, results and profitability of your endoscopy and decontamination department.
Training – We understand that knowledge of the latest standards and guidelines is essential. With advanced user training and education, we ensure the optimal performance of your endoscopy and decontamination departments and our products.
Validation – We help you validate your equipment and processes to ensure optimal patient safety and operational efficiency.
Track & Trace – The workflow of your endoscopy and decontamination departments is critical to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of infection prevention. We support an efficient and effective workflow by enabling you to actively monitor and track your endoscopes.
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