Reprocessing Recommendations

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Cleaning, Cleaning Products,

Cleaning Solutions

This page includes summaries that should not be used to create policies and procedures. Please refer to the original source documents for exact language. Links can be found here.

Multisociety, 2016

Discard enzymatic cleaners each use. (Not antimicrobial.) Follow device and solution manufacturers' IFUs.

HICPAC, 2016

Not addressed.

AORN, 2016

Detergents used for cleaning should be changed after each endoscope.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Detergents used for cleaning should be changed after each endoscope.

APIC/JCR, 2017

Dispose of solution after each endoscope.

CMS, 2016

Use and dispose of cleaning solutions according to manufacturers' IFUs.

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Cleaning solution (measured enzymatic detergent) is changed after each scope is cleaned, based on manufacturer IFUs.

Guideline Details

Just as flexible endoscopes undergo regular cleaning, disinfection, and surveillance to mitigate the risk of cross contamination, the same should be done for equipment.