Study says clean scopes can sit for more than two weeks

April 12, 2017

A recent study found duodenoscopes can sit for longer than previously believed without risk, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality website.

Current guidelines say the time should be limited to 14 days.

The study looked at times from reprocessing to sampling ranging from less than a day to nearly 40 days.

"We did not find a significant association between hang time and risk of duodenoscope contamination," the researchers wrote.

Read the article.

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage

Share:

Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Ex-offenders filling hard-to-fill healthcare jobs


A growing number of healthcare facilities are giving people with criminal records a second chance

4/25/2017

Consolidated outpatient center designed to improve patient experience


Staff input informed Nebraska's Lauritzen Outpatient Center design

4/25/2017

Anesthesia machine cover designed for OR infection control


Anesthesia machines may pose risk for exposure to pathogens

4/25/2017

Legislation would outlaw surgical smoke in Calif.


Bill that would mandate the use of smoke-evacuation systems

4/25/2017

New VA hospital designed with input from staff, veterans


New Orleans healthcare facility was designed to deliver patient-centered healthcare in a comfortable, dignified environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/25/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.