Reprocessing flexible endoscopes

Thornhill, Grace
October 2013
Healthcare Purchasing News;Oct2013, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p58
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes in health care facilities. A discussion of research which has found new evidence about the risk of transmitting endoscopy-associated infections and of a need which exists to reexamine the traditional methods of reprocessing endoscopes, is presented. Strategies which can lead to improvements in endoscope reprocessing are examined.


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