reprocessing of endoscopes

reprocessing of endoscopes

Preparation of endoscopes for reuse by scrupulous cleaning and sterilization. Antimicrobial agents, such as glutaraldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, orthophthalaldehyde or peracetic acid, may be used.

Patient care

To protect patients from infections transmitted by reused endoscopes, the following procedure is followed when using glutaraldehyde: 1. The endoscope is manually cleaned externally; 2. Detergent is drawn through the accessory channel; 3. The accessory channel's chamber and valves are carefully brushed; 4. Reusable forceps are sterilized; 5. The endoscope is treated with a 2.4% solution of glutaraldehyde, heated to 25°C for 45 min; 6. The strength of the disinfectant solution is tested daily.

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