Category: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Sterilization of Duodenoscopes Found to Terminate ‘Superbug’ Outbreaks Other effective measures include returning the endoscope to the manufacturer for servicing.

Measures healthcare facilities have adopted to prevent additional infections after associating use of a duodenoscope with a “superbug” outbreak are discussed in an article recently published in the peer-reviewed journal…

New Guidance for Hospitals Considering the Sterilization of Flexible Endoscopes A newly developed 3-tiered classification scheme based on the risk of multidrug-resistant infections is discussed.

May 30, 2019 — New guidance designed to help medical facilities considering replacing high-level disinfection with sterilization of flexible endoscopes, including duodenoscopes, has just been published. This guidance is based on…

A Colonoscope is Linked to Two Infections of the Nightmarish ‘CRE’ Superbug. Colonoscopy could now also be a risk factor for infection, in addition to ERCP and bronchoscopy.

January 10, 2019 — Infections caused by a nightmarish superbug have been identified following exposure to a colonoscope, according to two related regulatory reports filed last month. On December 7th, a…