At Least 40% of Disinfected Endoscopes, Possibly Colonoscopes, Remained Contaminated, Emails Reveal The endoscopes tested "positive" for contamination with concerning bacteria.

July 28, 2016 — A manufacturer decided not to warn U.S. hospitals in February 2013 about a certain complex endoscope that reports indicated was unreasonably prone to infecting patients with potentially deadly bacterial ‘superbugs,’ emails released for the first time earlier this month Read More …

Impact of Hydraulic Fluid on the Sterilization of Surgical Instruments: Were Affected Patients Told of the True Infection Risk?

January 4, 2013 — Two community hospitals in North Carolina in 2004 unwittingly used a oil-based hydraulic fluid instead of a detergent to “clean” surgical instruments prior to terminal sterilization and their reuse. These improperly cleaned instruments — slick with hydraulic Read More …