Minimizing the Risk of Bacterial Transmission from Patient to Patient When Using Duodenoscopes
Virox Technologies Inc. | PIDAC (2016). This document was developed by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) as an extension to the Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Equipment/Devices in All Health Care Settings guideline. Recent outbreaks have demonstrated that adherence to current guidelines for endoscope reprocessing may not be sufficient to prevent bacterial transmission following the use of duodenoscopes. This document reviews the recommended cleaning and disinfection practices for reprocessing duodenoscopes which have been based on theoretical consideration and expert opinion.
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