Video South frequently integrates videoconference networks with endoscopy suites. Images from the endoscopy systems provided by Olympus, Fujinon or Pentax are correctly configured to the network without impairing existing quality or facilities.
Our endoscopy rooms can be equipped for demonstration of both upper and lower GI procedures. For ease of use, all local equipment, image selection and network services are controlled by a slim wall box or by using the teleconference trolley controls.
Both wall and ceiling-mounted cameras have full remote control of PAN/TILT and 10:1 zoom lens to provide external orientating views and close ups of instruments.
Standard packages now exist for teaching and remote viewing, intensive training of advanced medical staff and mentoring within the department.
Mentoring and supervision
A more recent development has been interactive links to connect procedure rooms. This allows advanced trainees to signal their senior colleague for advice. This consultant can also be performing endoscopy.
The system allows the trainee to send their live endoscope image to the consultant’s room monitor and they can then discuss the trainee’s case as it is performed.
This allows consultants with training duties to be carrying out an endoscopy on their own patient while maintaining standards for clinical governance with respect to supervising advanced junior staff.