FDA Soliciting Public Comment on the Safe Use of Disposable Irrigation Tubing

The FDA is now soliciting stakeholders and the public to comment on its just-published draft guidance document entitled: “Mitigating the Risk of Cross-Contamination from Valves and Accessories Used for Irrigation through Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes” — click here. The FDA issued Read More …

Tap Water Used for Irrigation during GI Endoscopy: A Recommendation and Assessment of the Infection Risk

February 18, 2014 — This article discusses the potential for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) associated with the use of tap water, compared to sterile water, for irrigation (and/or cleansing the endoscope’s lens) during gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopy.  A recommendation...

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Guidance for the Safe Use of “Disposable” Irrigation Tubing Used During GI Endoscopy

October 17, 2013 — This is the third and final article in a series discussing disposable tubing used for irrigation during gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. This is the most complete set of published articles that focus on this topic. First article...

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