Category: Auxiliary Water Channel

Root Cause Analysis of an Endoscope-Reprocessing Breach

Initial remarks: This blog,¬†which was written by Lawrence F. Muscarella, Ph.D. and is divided into 2 parts, discusses: a confirmed infection-control breach in a hospital’s Endoscopy Unit; the employment of…

Transmission of Infection during Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

This post provides the abstract of a peer-reviewed article, co-authored by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Muscarella, entitled: “Current issues in endoscope reprocessing and infection control during gastrointestinal endoscopy.” This article…

Improper Use and Reprocessing of a Gastrointestinal Endoscope’s Auxiliary Water System

August 16, 2013 — In December, 2008, clinicians identified an adverse event at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Murfreesboro (TN) that sparked a national discussion about the quality…