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Archive >  August, 2010 XI, No. 8

Is Manual Cleaning of Flexible Endoscopes Still Necessary?

Automated reprocessors may never replace elbow grease.

Kent Steinriede, Associate Editor

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.

 
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