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

  • A single CRE infection costs a hospital from $22,484 to $66,031, and on average $3.15 million per hospital per year

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

SAFETY COMMUNICATION

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What does infection cost a hospital? What are the possible legal ramifications? See the facts. 

 

 
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Superbug outbreak at major medical center. NBC News reports. 

 
 
Recommended Stamp

 

Recent Safety Communications recommend hospitals consider reprocessing duodenoscopes
using a liquid chemical sterilant processing system, August 2019.

 

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

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

 

 
Reports

 

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

 

 
Reports

 

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.

 
 
SYSTEM 1 endo Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System

 

SYSTEM 1 endo Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System for endoscopes.

 

 
LCS is the most practical solution

 

Liquid Chemical Sterilization is the most practical solution for reprocessing endoscopes.
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