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Improving hygiene in endoscopy

At ESGE Days 2021*, Pentax Medical hosted a symposium to hear from key opinion leaders on Scientific Perspectives on Hygiene Innovation in Endoscopy. The majority of the insights shared in this article were presented during this symposium

Flexible endoscopes are still predominantly reusable devices. During their use, they can become heavily contaminated with the patient’s microbial flora. To ensure patient safety, meticulous cleaning and high-level disinfection is needed to guarantee clean and safe use on subsequent patients. Continuously working to improve patient safety and infection prevention is therefore at the forefront of endoscopists, nurses and reprocessing personnel’s focus.

“Infections caused by endoscopes can have an incredible impact both on patients and staff,” commented Prof. Marco Bruno, head of gastroenterology and hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam. “I have had personal experience with infections at my hospital, involving 30 patients. However, solutions have been created to improve patient safety and infection prevention, over the years.”1

The importance of drying in endoscope reprocessing

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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