Focus: Infection Control

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

Lessons from the Ebola crisis

Healthcare professionals have learned a great deal about creating effective care environments that allow for the safe treatment of patients with EVD and other infectious diseases.

Sign up and start learning today

Scope cleaning and sterilization processes leave instruments contaminated

June 21, 2017

A recent found the process healthcare facilities use to clean and sterilize ureteroscopes leaves the instruments contaminated with debris, residue and bacteria, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality website.

The study was presented at the recent 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Researchers sampled 16 ureteroscopes used in two facilities after the instruments were treated with hydrogen peroxide gas.

"APIC is concerned that the techniques used in the field are insufficient and that current methods in place are introducing more contamination with the reprocessing of each scope," Linda Greene, RN, 2017 APIC president, said in the article.

Read the article.

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage

Share:

Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Dogs stop Boko Haram attack on hospital


Two suicide bombers tried to detonate bombs at the Moloi General Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria

8/18/2017

Hospital room of the future includes IoT


IoT can create drastic improvement in hospital care

8/18/2017

U.S. News releases 2017-18 Best Hospital rankings


Mayo Clinic earns the top spot for the second year in a row

8/18/2017

Focus: Energy Efficiency

Boosting energy efficiency with building envelope retrofit


Other benefits include improved appearance and uninterrupted workflow

8/18/2017

Millennials and the ACA are changing healthcare real estate


Despite a robust supply of new healthcare commercial office space, national vacancy rates are hitting all time lows

8/18/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.