The ECRI Institute rated inadequate cleaning of complex reusable instruments among Top 10 health technology hazards for 2017, according to an article on the Healthcare Informatics website.
To help hospitals prioritize technology safety efforts that warrant their attention and to reduce risks to patients, ECRI Institute publishes an annual list of top 10 health technology hazards.
The list identifies the potential sources of danger that ECRI believes warrant the greatest attention for the coming year.
Inadequate cleaning of complex reusable instruments was ranked No. 2 on the list. The report cited outbreaks associated with the use of contaminated duodenoscopes.