GIMA Cavi A Fibre Ottiche Fiber Optic Cables User Manual

GIMA Cavi A Fibre Ottiche Fiber Optic Cables

  • All serious accidents concerning the medical device supplied by us must be reported to the manufacturer and competent authority of the member state where your registered office is located.


Device Description

Fiberoptic cables are designed to deliver maximum light when coupled to a medical-grade fiberoptic light source. Fiberoptic cables can be used with quartz halogen or xenon light sources. They are compatible with virtually all endoscopes, medical instruments, and microscopes.

Intended UseThis device is designed to illuminate a surgical site by relaying light from a fiberoptic light source onto the desired site. Cables are medical-grade, high transmittance, peak efficiency.

NOTE: The style of cable suitable for a given light source can be determined from the table below. For use with Xenon light sources, be sure the light source is filtering at least 90% of infrared radiation (IR) to prevent high heat.

Warnings and Precautions– Light cables are provided non-sterile and must be sterilized before use. See instructions for cleaning and sterilization.– Always inspect cables for any evidence of damage prior to use. Pay Particular attention to optical surfaces looking for scratches or dings.– Use caution to treat cables as you would any fine optical device.– The user of this product should be thoroughly familiar and trained in the use and care of the product.– Do not look into the end of the fiber optic cable while it is connected to a light source and the light source is ON, Eye injury or blindness will result.– FIRE HAZARD: Never drape or cover the end of any fiberoptic cable with anything flammable.– Reduce the light intensity of the light source when working near body tissue or flammable material.

CleaningFiberoptic light guides for endoscopes, microscopes, and surgical instruments are high-quality optical devices. They require similar care to that taken for any precision optical component. After each use, the light guide should be washed and cleaned of all debris. A soft brush and mild detergent should be used to clean the device. Pay particular attention to any crevices or seams. Avoid any harsh materials or detergents that can scratch or in any way damage the optical surfaces on each end of the light guide. It is recommended to follow the guidelines contained in ASTM F 1518-00 “Standard Practices for cleaning and Disinfection of Flexible Fiberoptic and Video Endoscopes Used in the Examination of the Hollow Viscera.” Although written specifically for endoscopes, much of it applies to light guides.

Steam Sterilization (Autoclave)The cycle selected is dependent on equipment and hospital protocol. General guidelines are:

Chemical DisinfectionIt is recommended to follow the guidelines belowSymbols ChartGIMA WARRANTY TERMSThe Gima 12-month standard B2B warranty applies.


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