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M A R C H 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 1 T he heavy use and repeated high-level disinfection flexible endoscopes endure can be problematic. A pinhole in an insertion tube, a drop of moisture collection in an internal channel or bioburden left to harden on the insertion tube can lead to breakdown and bacteria growth. Properly car- High-tech Options in Endoscope Reprocessing Automated leak testers, enhanced drying technology and smart storage solutions enhance the care of these intricate instruments. Linda Beaver, RN, MSN, MHA | St. Louis, Mo. • CONSTANT FLOW Drying cabinets with tubing that attaches to endoscopes' channels provide continuous airflow into the scopes to lower the risk of bacteria growth. Gateway Endoscopy Center

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