New Guidance for Transitioning to 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 …

Response to the FDA’s Draft Guidance Document on the Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices

February 5, 2015 — This article presents Dr. Muscarella’s response submitted in August 2011 to the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in reply to the Agency’s request earlier that same year that the public comment on its draft guidance document...

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