Tag: Flexible Endoscopes

Contamination of Flexible Endoscopes and Associated Infections: A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of FDA Adverse Event Reports

This review analyzed more than 10,000 medical device reports submitted to FDA since 2014 describing the contamination of a flexible endoscope.

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…

New Guidance to Prevent Other Types of Flexible Endoscopes From Transmitting Superbugs A new practice is provided to prevent contaminated gastroscopes, echo-endoscopes and other types of flexible endoscopes from infecting patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria

March 26, 2018 (updated May 16, 2018)  —  Advice for preventing flexible endoscopes from transmitting potentially life-threatening “superbugs” is the focus of new research, which provides a new clinical practice for…