Current Practice of Duodenoscope Reprocessing.

  title={Current Practice of Duodenoscope Reprocessing.},
  author={Stephen Y. Kim and Venkataraman Raman Muthusamy},
  journal={Current gastroenterology reports},
  volume={18 10},
Numerous outbreaks of duodenoscope-associated transmission of multi-drug resistant bacteria have recently been reported. Unlike prior episodes of endoscope-transmitted infections, the latest outbreaks have occurred despite strict adherence to duodenoscope reprocessing guidelines. The current standard for all flexible endoscope reprocessing includes pre-cleaning, leak testing, an additional manual cleaning step, and high-level disinfection. When these steps are strictly followed, the risk of… CONTINUE READING
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