The FDA’s Safety Communication Update for Reprocessing Bronchoscopes

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The FDA’s Safety Communication Update for Reprocessing Bronchoscopes

"I really commend the team at FDA for not only listening, but also really looking at their own data sources to say we have a challenge here, we're seeing a trend that's concerning."



The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently updated a safety communication on reprocessing flexible bronchoscopes. In that update, the FDA recommends, among other things, that healthcare providers consider using single-use bronchoscopes when there is increased risk of spreading infection and when treating COVID-19 patients.

To break down this announcement and what it means, we talked to Dr. Hudson Garrett, an infection prevention and control expert who is sought after for strategic insights and advice on infectious disease, epidemiology, patient safety and medical affairs.

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