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Methodology of reprocessing reusable accessories.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10683221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Accessory devices used for gastrointestinal endoscopy are often complex and because they enter sterile body cavities, or contact blood because of invasive procedures, they should be sterile before being used for a patient procedure. The complexity of such reusable accessory devices is reviewed, and the critical aspects of cleaning, sterilization, and quality assurance are discussed. The effectiveness of adequate reprocessing between patient use is critical to prevent transmission of infectious diseases from one patient to another.
Authors:
M J Alfa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1052-5157     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-13     Completed Date:  2000-04-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202792     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Canada. malfa@cc.umanitoba.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal* / microbiology
Equipment Contamination / prevention & control*
Equipment Reuse*
Equipment Safety
Humans
Infection Control / methods
Reproducibility of Results
Sterilization / methods*

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