Mishandling Flexible Endoscopes after Disinfection Can Lead to Patient Infections

September 26, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance


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Flexible endoscope reprocessing—that is, the cleaning and disinfection or sterilization of the instruments between uses—is known to be a challenging process: Failure to precisely follow a robust reprocessing protocol can lead to infections, which can be debilitating or even fatal. Less well known is that improper handling and storage practices...

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