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 British Medical Journal Open Gastroenterology.

New Guidance for Hospitals Considering the Sterilization of Flexible Endoscopes A newly developed 3-tiered classification scheme based on the infection risk 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 newly developed scheme that proposes classifying flexible endoscopes into Read More …

Do All Hospital Disinfectants Destroy HPV on Contaminated Ultrasound Probes? This white paper discusses the risk of HPV transmissions in the healthcare setting.

May 27, 2015 — A recent study suggests that some disinfectants commonly used in hospitals may be ineffective against certain types of the HPV virus. Briefly, the reprocessing of contaminated reusable medical instrumentation is crucial to prevent the transmission of diseases, Read More …