Recent studies showing post-endoscopic infection rates being more common than previously believed underscore the importance of a safe and systematic approach to reprocessing flexible endoscopes. Storage is an essential element of that process.
Researchers sought to determine if the type of storage cabinet—automated drying cabinet vs. standard drying cabinet—made a difference in reducing the risk of microbial growth and biofilm creation after reprocessing. Here’s what they found.
Endoscopists weigh in on best practices for a return to elective endoscopic procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, including options for new best practices for protecting patient and healthcare worker safety.
Dr. Matthew Katz is affiliated with NYU Langone Health and is a clinical assistant professor in the urology department at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He brings a unique perspective to starting a urology practice today, as we learned at AUA 2022.
“If it looks dirty, it’s definitely dirty. If it looks clean, it might still be dirty” — a recent webinar explains this critical insight and more regarding recently mandated cleaning verification tests for high-risk endoscopes.