Does owning an automated endoscope reprocessor mean you can skip manual cleaning? Sorry. The answer is no. "Reprocessing starts in the procedure room," says Jim Collins, BS, RN, CNOR, practice manager for the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic and chairman of the education committee for the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates.
Is Manual Cleaning of Flexible Endoscopes Still Necessary?
Automated reprocessors may never replace elbow grease.
© Copyright Herrin Publishing Partners LP. REPRODUCTION OF THIS COPYRIGHTED CONTENT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. We encourage LINKING to this content; view our linking policy here.
Other Articles That May Interest You
Our reader survey shows most GI facilities are following national standards, but it also uncovered some worrisome trends.
Is a long-overlooked cross-contamination risk endangering your patients?