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Side-by-side Drying Cabinet Comparison

Standard drying cabinet

Cabinet commonly used in the U.S.

No compressed air

No direct airflow through internal channels or over external surfaces

Endoscopes hang in vertical position and rely on gravity

Still has fluid internally at 24 hours

Takes 24 hours to dry externally (not verified)

Can be stored for up to 7 days before needing to be reprocessed again

Automated drying cabinet

Cabinet used in the AJIC study. Learn More >

Constant flow of instrument-grade air for direct-connection channel drying

Endoscopes dry horizontally

Cabinet circulates air within to dry external surfaces

Verified to dry internal lumens within 1 hour and external endoscope within 3 hours

Study has shown endoscopes can be stored up to 31 days before needing to be reprocessed again

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF DRYING.

And why it matters to your practice.

  • Which Drying Cabinet Is Right For Your Endoscopes?

    Use of a drying cabinet is considered a best practice in endoscope reprocessing for reducing infection risk.1-3 Yet no standards specify which type of cabinet — standard or automated — yields a more effectively dry and safe endoscope. A recent study, published in AJIC, set out to measure drying effectiveness of standard vs. automated drying... continue reading >

  • 3 Misconceptions About Endoscope Drying

    Drying is an essential step when reprocessing endoscopes. It helps preserve the pristine condition of the endoscope following the automated endoscope reprocessor’s cycle. Drying is recognized as a critical step of the process; however, there’s little clarity on how to repeatedly produce a dry, safe endoscope.1-3   The act of drying is a process. The goal... continue reading >

LEARN MORE ABOUT REPROCESSING BEST PRACTICES TO HELP PREVENT HAIs IN YOUR FACILITY.

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