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​​​​​​​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.

This free public Resource Center is intended to inform the healthcare community about the latest guidance and recommendations with a focus on technology management, risk management, and patient safety.

ECRI Recommendations

ECRI Institute Recommends Culturing Duodenoscopes as a Key Step to Reducing CRE Infections [Hazard Report]

This ECRI Institute Hazar​d 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.

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