More nosocomial infections and pseudo-infection outbreaks have been linked to contaminated endoscopes than to any other medical device. Read these insights to learn more about the proven tactics to lower the risk of cross-infection at your facility.
Reprocessing of Bronchoscopes and the Risk of Infection Transmission
Speaker: Dr. Michelle Alfa of AlfaMed Consulting Inc
Three published infection outbreaks related to contaminated bronchoscopes will be analyzed and the key issues that contributed to the outbreaks identified. Recent published data on contamination of fully reprocessed bronchoscopes will be reviewed and the issues related to compliance with current reprocessing guidelines will be discussed.