Recommendations by the Committee for Hygiene, Construction and Technology
Requirements for Construction or Reconstruction of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED)
Part 9: Supply/process media for a reprocessing unit for flexible endoscopes
A. Jones (coordinator), U. Beilenhoff, A. Carter, U. Haffke, S. Kauertz, M.-TH. Linner, S. Lutzenberger, M. Scherrer, M. Schick-Leisten, R. Stens, A. Wentzler, K. Wiese, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part 9 of the publication Requirements for Construction or Reconstruction of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED) focuses on the supply/process media for a reprocessing unit for flexible endoscopes.
It serves as guidance for new construction or reconstruction of a RUMED for flexible endoscopes with regard to the technical requirements to be met for the supply and disposal of the different media needed.
The regulations listed here (e.g. standards, recommendations, guidelines and other legal, normative technical regulations), must always be applied in their currently valid version.
Note: This publication is not a planning template.
Media supply within a RUMED is essential for its operation and an important subject when planning that department. Today, at a time when technical building systems must meet increasingly more complex demands, while at the same time having to assure the security of supply despite growing cost pressures, planning is of key importance. The systems should be tailored as far as possible to the needs of a RUMED for flexible endoscopes, with inbuilt redundancy, while also assuring economical installation and operation. Such needs must be ascertained through close cooperation between the project managers, RUMED management and planning engineers.
As used for endoscopy:
- Drying endoscopes
- Compressed air pistols amenable to reprocessing
- Reducible via pressure reducer
- Storage cabinets with drying function
- Possibly automated endoscope reprocessor (WD-E) for drying
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