As patient deaths from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) gain media attention, disinfection practices for hard-to-clean endoscopes are being scrutinized, specifically duodenoscopes used to diagnose and treat problems in bile ducts and pancreatic ducts.
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ECRI Institute Recommends Culturing Duodenoscopes as a Key Step to Reducing CRE Infections [Hazard Report]
This ECRI Institute
Hazard Report addresses the serious risk of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) patient infections associated with the use of duodenoscopes. We believe that this hazard requires immediate action and executive level attention.