Tag: High-Level Disinfection

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…

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…