Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the most common MDROs found on GI endoscopes.

MDROs and Endoscopy: Is Single-Use the Answer?

PREVENTING INFECTION

Guest speakers at Digestive Disease Week 2021 discussed latest research on antimicrobial resistant bacteria and risk for GI endoscopy patients.

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How Does Endoscope Usage Contribute to Channel Damage and Contamination?
Preventing Infection
A study highlights the correlation between the use of accessories and increased bacterial attachment to an endoscope’s inner channels.
How to Distinguish Counterfeit PPE from The Real Thing
Prevention Challenges
Surgical masks and proper hand hygiene protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 during aerosol-generating procedures such as bronchoscopies. PPE is also vital to keeping endoscope reprocessing staffers safe.
‘You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know’: Common Misconceptions About Endoscope Reprocessing
Patient Safety
A recent review article from Michelle Alfa, a longtime medical device reprocessing researcher, explores many areas where endoscope reprocessing may fall short. Often, she notes, it’s because of a lack of knowledge about the proper protocol… “you don’t know what you don’t know.”
Advice from Endoscope Reprocessing Experts
Patient Safety
When it comes to keeping reusable endoscopes clean and dry, key factors include hang times, the type of drying cabinet used and where the drying device is housed. Single-use devices also offer benefits.
International Infection Prevention Week 2020: More Infection Preventionists Are Needed
Public Health
COVID-19 has only magnified the need, with long-term care facilities and now even airlines, cruise lines, schools and other workplaces in the hunt for infection control expertise. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is working to boost certification offerings.
More From Single-Use Endoscopy

Emerging Technologies

Practicing on a cost-effective and realistic 3-D printed phantom bladder could prove useful to not only medical students but experienced urologists as well.

Emerging Technologies

The editorial board for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) has named single-use duodenoscopes on the top 10 list of most significant developments in GI endoscopy in the last year.

Looking for a combination of teaching modes that will produce well-rounded bronchoscopists

Best Practices

A better understanding of how bronchoscopy is supervised could improve how bronchoscopy is taught, researchers write in a study of how attending pulmonologists teach fellows.