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Pull-Through Endoscopic Channel Brushes

The Caterpillar Brush is the first endoscopic channel brush designed to be pulled through the biopsy and suction channels. This pull-through design eliminates the buckling that normally occurs from pushing a brush through a channel. There are over 80,000 bristles on the Caterpillar Brush compared to other brushes that have around 600 bristles. This increases the efficacy and efficiency of each pass.

SKU DESCRIPTION SIZE UNITS/CASE
CAT-1 Large Caterpillar Flexible Scope Cleaning Brush 198 cm leader 100
CAT-1B Large Caterpillar Flexible Scope Cleaning Brush with Button Brush 198 cm leader 100
CAT-2 Small Caterpillar Flexible Scope Cleaning Brush 90 cm leader 100
CAT-2B Small Caterpillar Flexible Scope Cleaning Brush with Button Brush 90 cm leader 100
CAT-2L Small Caterpillar Flexible Scope Cleaning Brush 110 cm leader 100
CAT-3 Extra-Large Caterpillar Flexible Scope Cleaning Brush 230 cm leader 100
CAT-3B Extra-Large Caterpillar Flexible Scope Cleaning Brush with Button Brush 230 cm leader 100

Using the Caterpillar Brush

Immediately following the procedure, the endoscope should be manually cleaned at the patient’s bedside, and then transported to the decontamination room. Air leak test the scope according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. During the entire cleaning process, the endoscope should be completely submerged in a detergent solution to prevent any splashing of contaminated fluid and aerosolization of bioburden. While submerged, wash all debris from the exterior of the scope.

Brush all channels of the scope with the Caterpillar Brush. The leader (green tip) of the Caterpillar Brush is inserted into the suction and biopsy channels of the endoscope. Pull the Caterpillar Channel Brush through the channels and out of the distal tip of the scope. The scope should be totally submerged in the detergent solution during this process. Repeat until there is no debris remaining on the brush. Rinse the Caterpillar Brush thoroughly between each pass through the channel. Use the Button Brush to clean the biopsy
and suction ports of the scope.­­­­ Flush all channels with clean water and thoroughly rinse all detergent from the scope. Prepare the scope for high-level disinfection.