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PURPOSE Focus on hygienic management in ambulances is presented based on findings from hygienic microbiological sampling. METHODS In 44 ambulances, the handwashing area, equipment for artificial respiration, insufflation, intubation, aspiration, intravasal catheterisation, blood-pressure measurement, and sterile materials storage were examined(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of post-endoscopy infections is an important objective to assure patient safety. Endowashers, or high throughput irrigation water pumps, are a frequently used device on endoscopes. Recommendations published by professional bodies and regulatory health agencies cover not only adequate reprocessing of fiber-endoscopes but also state(More)
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