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What is Olympus Academy?

Olympus Academy aims to make peoples’ lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by educating the specialists of tomorrow in the safe and effective ways of handling our life-changing products. Delivered by highly experienced educators, each module is tailored specifically to deliver enhanced development pathways and positive educational outcomes, increasing the pool of knowledge society is able to draw from to further enhance our lives.

Courses offered by Olympus Academy are detailed below.

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Course

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) has emerged as an increasingly important imaging modality in respiratory and interventional medicine for both diagnostic and ultrasound-guided therapeutic procedures. This program is designed to provide nurses with a thorough update and understanding of the most recent advances in endosonographic technology and equipment; including a step-by-step guide to assisting and preparing for EBUS procedures. Hands-on demonstration will be provided through work stations utilising Olympus ultrasound processors, echoendoscopes, miniprobes and needles used in TBNA procedures.

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Endoscope Reprocessing Specialist Training (ERST)

It is important for healthcare personnel performing endoscopy procedures and those overseeing or performing reprocessing of flexible endoscopes, to have a thorough understanding of the steps required to ensure the endoscope is safe and patient-ready. This course will provide participants with an overview of the procedure and recommendations for reprocessing Olympus flexible endoscopes. It will also provide information on the proper handling of these endoscopes to minimise damage and reduce repairs. Participants will learn to recognise the important processes required for pre-cleaning, leak testing, manual cleaning, high level disinfection, sterilisation and storage. An overview of flexible endoscope mechanics and nomenclature of endoscopes will also be discussed. Reprocessing demonstration will be provided for commonly used Olympus flexible endoscopes and accessories.

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Endoscope Reprocessing Train the Trainer (TTT) Course

The Endoscope Reprocessing Train the Trainer (TTT) Course is the first comprehensive training course of its kind offered in Australia and New Zealand. The complexity of reprocessing flexible and rigid endoscopes demands a standardised approach that is consistent procedure after procedure. The three-day TTT Course is designed to provide participants with information, competency tools and hands-on training. This enables them to have the resources, knowledge and skills required to establish training programs within their hospital or region.

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Endoscopic and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EUS/EBUS) Course

Endoscopic and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EUS/EBUS) have emerged as important imaging modalities in gastroenterology and pulmonology. This program is designed to provide nurses with a thorough update of the most recent advances in endosonographic technology and equipment, as well as a step-by-step guide to assisting and preparing for the procedure. Hands-on demonstration will be provided through work stations utilising Olympus ultrasound processors, echoendoscopes, miniprobes, guide sheath kits and needles used in FNA procedures.

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Course

ERCP can be a technically challenging diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Many nurses are not regularly involved with ERCP procedures, which can make gaining and maintaining proficiency challenging. It is important for nurses to have a good knowledge and understanding of the procedure and how the instruments are used. This course will focus on the relevant pancreaticobiliary anatomy and physiology, indications for ERCP, devices used for the procedure, the nurse’s role and the teamwork necessary for successful performance of ERCP.

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Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Course

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) has emerged as an increasingly important imaging modality in gastroenterology and interventional medicine for both diagnostic and ultrasound-guided therapeutic procedures. This program is designed to provide a thorough update and understanding of the most recent advances in endosonographic technology and equipment, as well as a step-by-step guide to assisting and preparing for EUS procedures. Hands-on demonstration will be provided through a number of stations utilising Olympus ultrasound processors, echoendoscopes and needles used in FNA procedures.

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