Friday, February 5, 2016

Did You Know?

Did you know that ESS sells
 used/refurbished equipment? 

Check out our online store to see
 which product fits your needs!

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Performing a Cystoscopy in a canine patient. 

If you want to learn more about the products used in this Cystoscopy, check out our online store or contact us!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Helpful Hints and Information: Part 2- Common handling errors

Common Handling Errors.

1- Delaying repairs. 
Worsens the scopes conditions. 

2- Not properly following disinfectant manufacturer's instructions and immersing scope in disinfectant too long or at improper concentrations. 
This can cause corrosion and premature wear. 

3- Immersion in fluid with the vent cap on. 
The vent is the "door" to your scope, and if left on, it allows fluid invasion. 

4- Delaying initial cleaning. 
This contributes to corrosion and premature wear. 

5- Reprocessing with other instruments.

6- Transporting and gas sterilizing without the vent cap attached. 

7- Storing in carrying case or communal storage. 
Doing this compromises sterility and proper ventilation.
The Scopes should be completely dry before storing and should be
 kept in a dry, well-ventilated environment. 

8- Not verifying compatibility of light source to scope. 

9- Manually articulating scope. 
You should only use the lever control. 

10- Third party repairs. 

11- Stretching/folding of sheathing or cover. 


Proper maintenance and handling of your endoscopes will
 increase the life of the unit, lower repair or replacement costs,
 and reduce the possibility of cross-contamination. (to patients and other instruments.)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Product Highlight-'The Ratigator' Combo Retriever

Have you heard about 
The Ratigator? 

This special, reusable grasper combines both the rat tooth and alligator jaw grasping jaws creating a product that is the best of both worlds: the flat, gripping power of an alligator jaw and the precision 'pinch-hook' ability of the rat tooth!

The Ratigator is reusable, repairable, autoclavable, and features an ergonomic plunger-style plastic handle. 

It comes in two different sizes:
1.8mm x 190cm, 8mm Jaw Opening
2.4mm x 230cm, 15mm Jaw Opening

Want to see The Ratigator in action? 
Check out these previous posts!

If you think that The Ratigator is right for you
 or you want to know more information, 
check out our online store or contact us!

Make sure to come by next week for another
 ESS Product Highlight!

Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day! 
Let's hope he doesn't see his shadow and we get an early spring!
(Also, that none of you have to repeat this day
 over and over and over...)

Monday, February 1, 2016


Laparoscopy performed using our USB Camera and
the MiSeal Device. 

For more information about either
 of these products, check out our 
online store or contact us directly!