Quality & Safety Services Infection Prevention Guidance

Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, is the president of LFM Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a quality improvement company based near Philadelphia, PA. He provides confidential safety services for healthcare facilities, manufacturers and the public.

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Dr. Muscarella provides the healthcare community with expert guidance in and direction in the fields and disciplines of, among others:

  • hospital infection causes and prevention
  • medical device design
  • disinfection and sterilization, and instrument reprocessing
  • case reviews
  • risk assessments and analyses
  • decontamination protocols, and data and process validation
  • regulatory submissions
  • quality control and assurance
  • marketing and branding

Dr. Muscarella’s knowledge and expertise in the fields of infection control, sterilization, disinfection, quality assurance, aseptic technique, regulatory affairs, marketing, medical device design and instrument reprocessing, among others, are internationally recognized.

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Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, is the president of LFM Healthcare Solutions, LLC | P.O. Box 684, Montgomeryville PA 18936.


  • It is interesting to me that no one is looking at the fact that hospitals are putting Pulmonary and GI services in the same procedural areas. Hospitals are reprocessing and even storing scopes in the same areas expecting safe results. This practice compromises the integrity of basic cleaning strategies.

    • David, Your point is well-taken. Often, bronchoscopes and GI endoscopes are reprocessed in the same sink or processing chamber. While this practice is consistent with the current standard of care, one is now compelled to ask whether it might require modification, especially if this practice were demonstrated to pose an increased risk of contaminating bronchoscopes with “CRE” and other bacteria indigenous to the GI tract.

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