DIATEG Professional Insulation Testing
Faulty Insulation in Diathermy Instruments
All over the world, faulty insulation on endoscopic instruments regularly causes accidents that can lead to tissue damage and which can cause temporary or permanent injury to the patient. In the worst-case scenario, fatalities may occur.
Studies in hospitals have shown that 18% of the endoscopic instruments used in the hospitals which participated in the trial had damaged insulation.
A diathermy tester can eliminate any possible doubt regarding the integrity of the insulation layer on electrosurgical instruments.
Insulation Testing with DIATEG Professional
In addition to standard safety procedures, a diathermy tester can eliminate any possible doubt regarding the integrity of the insulation layer on electrosurgical instruments.
This device detects damage, porosity, hairline cracks, pinholes and gas pockets, which all affect the efficacy of the insulation and can lead to internal burns.
Testing of electrosurgical instruments has now become mandatory in the Netherlands. To minimize patient risk and limit the surgeon’s responsibility for defective instruments, this guideline should also be used in all other European countries.
The Benefits of Diathermy Instrument Testing
In almost all Dutch clinics and in a number of British hospitals, central sterilisation departments have decided to use the Diathermy Tester. Some of the convincing arguments underlying this decision are listed below:
- An accurate, fast and non-destructive testing method for the detection of damage
- Discovers the smallest defects in the instrument insulation
- Testing of mono- and bipolar instruments
- The device is compact, portable and easy to operate
- The device facilitates testing of diathermy testers with different diameters
- Fault display via audiovisual signals
- An attractive price/performance ratio
- Enhanced safety during surgery
DIATEG Professional Accessories
The DIATEG professional insulation tester is supplied with the following accessories:
- Diathermy Tester with Touchscreen
- Mains adapter
- Test cables, 2 pcs.
- Universal clamp
- Operator manual
- Test certificate
For more information about faulty insulation testing for diathermy instruments please email email@example.com or call us on +44 (0)1702 602050.