Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible GI endoscopes – 2016 update.

February 2, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy February 2017 V.85 N.2 P.:282-294.e1

Reprocessing Guideline Task Force, Petersen BT, Cohen J, Hambrick RD 3rd, Buttar N, Greenwald DA, Buscaglia JM, Collins J, Eisen G.

The beneficial role of GI endoscopy for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of many digestive diseases and cancer is well established.

Like many sophisticated medical devices, the endoscope is a complex, reusable instrument that requires meticulous cleaning and reprocessing in strict accordance with manufacturer and professional organization guidance before being used on subsequent patients.

To date, published episodes of pathogen transmission related to GI endoscopy using standard end-viewing instruments have been associated with failure to follow established cleaning and  disinfection/sterilization guidelines or use of defective equipment.

Recent reports pertaining to transmission among patients undergoing specialized procedures using side-viewing duodenoscopes with distal tip elevators have raised questions about the best methods for the cleaning and disinfection or sterilization of these devices between patient uses …

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Entry filed under: Bacterias, CONSENSOS, Desinfection and Sterilization, Epidemiología, GUIDELINES, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones gastrointestinales, Infecciones nosocomiales, Metodos diagnosticos, Update.

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