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Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing: Your solution to multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) and a higher standard of care

  • Since 2015, patients have been infected by contaminated endoscopes at more than a dozen major hospitals; some of these infections resulted in patient deaths

  • High Level Disinfection is not sterilization. Repeat or double HLD has been shown not to provide significant reduction in microorganisms vs. single HLD

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  • A recent safety communication recommends hospitals consider reprocessing duodenoscopes using a liquid chemical sterilant processing system

SAFETY COMMUNICATION

Reports

 

Study finds nearly three-quarters of commonly used medical endoscopes tainted by bacteria.
Modern Healthcare reports.

 

 
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Patient-ready bronchoscopes found to be contaminated despite cleaning and disinfection.
Infection Control Today reports.

 

 
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Are your endoscopes clean? Communique looks at the risks facing hospitals.

 

 
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Government organizations are concerned about infections
associated with reprocessed endoscopes.

 

 
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Contaminated duodenoscopes linked to 3 deaths, 45 more infections.
MedTech examines the issue.

 
 
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The complexity of endoscope anatomy. See diagrams and explanations of these
complex devices from Science Direct.

 

 
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It's Impossible to Completely Clean Dirty Endoscopes." Read the NBC News report.

 

 
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Double or repeat high-level disinfection (HLD) is no more effective than single
high-level disinfection, study by Olympus Corporation finds.

 

 
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Ongoing challenges of endoscope reprocessing. Learn more about the challenges in
reprocessing these complex devices from STERIS University.

 
 
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Ineffectiveness of Reprocessing Techniques Sustains Focus on Need for Improved Quality,
Resources. Read the Infection Control Today article.

 

 
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Recent safety communication recommends hospitals consider reprocessing duodenoscopes
using supplemental measures such as sterilization or use of a liquid chemical sterilant
processing system consistent with the device's labeling. August 2019.

 

 
Reports

 

CDC Health Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee recommendations for essential
elements of a reprocessing program for flexible endoscopes.

 

 
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ANSI/AAMI ST91 Flexible and Semi-Rigid Endoscope Reprocessing in Health Care Facilities
Standard. Learn how.

 

 
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Raising the standard of care for flexible endoscopes.

 
 
LCS is the most practical solution

 

Liquid chemical sterilization is the most practical solution for reprocessing endoscopes.
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It can happen at your hospital. You can't afford the risk and liquid chemical sterilant
processing won't affect your process or budget.

 

 
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Patient care is never semi-critical. Get the quick facts about patient safety and SYSTEM 1 endo
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SYSTEM 1 endo Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System

 

SYSTEM 1 endo Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System for endoscopes.