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Superbug outbreak at major medical center. NBC News reports.
Recent Safety Communications recommend hospitals consider reprocessing duodenoscopes
using a liquid chemical sterilant processing system, August 2019.
CDC Health Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee recommendations
for essential elements of a reprocessing program for flexible endoscopes.
Study finds nearly three-quarters of commonly used medical endoscopes tainted by bacteria.
Modern Healthcare reports.
Patient-ready bronchoscopes found to be contaminated despite cleaning and disinfection.
Infection Control Today reports.
Are your endoscopes clean? Communique looks at the risks facing hospitals.
Government organizations are concerned about infections
associated with reprocessed endoscopes.
Contaminated duodenoscopes linked to 3 deaths, 45 more infections.
MedTech examines the issue.