An evaluation of varying protocols for high-level disinfection of flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopes.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The use of flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopes (FFLs) is ubiquitous in otolaryngology practices. As with any medical device, there exists a small risk for transmission of pathogenic microorganisms between patients, necessitating high-level decontamination between uses. Most of the literature to date has studied channeled scopes such as… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/lary.24665

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