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When to Say No: Women in Endoscopy and Work-Life Balance
Best PracticesWomen’s coalition symposium at DDW 2021 focused on career advancement, with special presentation on prioritizing career goals in making extracurricular choices.
GI Societies Release Updated Reprocessing Guidelines
Preventing InfectionUpdated reprocessing recommendations address recent research regarding endoscope-associated infection and effective reprocessing techniques to reduce risk of infection. The guidelines also address the development of single-use devices.
Endoscopists Detail Multifaceted Approach to Infection Prevention
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ApplicationsTwo advanced endoscopists outline the challenges in infection prevention in ERCP and discuss the potential for single-use endoscopy as part of a comprehensive solution.
FDA Pushes for Switch to ‘Innovative’ Duodenoscope Designs to Enhance Patient Safety
Patient SafetyThe update was issued because of cleaning concerns and contamination data with fixed endcap duodenoscopes, as well as the availability of innovative models that eliminate the need for reprocessing.
Q&A: Why ERCP Is So Critical to Effective GI Care
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureThe risk of infection from inadequate endoscope reprocessing is relatively low, but there is a risk nonetheless – which has sparked much discussion around endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and patient safety. Dr. Mark Gromski says research needs to drive future attention to cross-contamination.