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2 2 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 2 0 R eports emerged six years ago about fatal outbreaks of antibi- otic-resistant bacteria in patients who underwent endoscop- ic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). In response, the CDC provided guidance on how to set up an Interim Duodenoscope Surveillance Protocol (IDSP), which involves cultur- ing the scopes for residual pathogens. We adapted the protocol to fit our facility's capabilities and came up with a program to ensure these difficult-to-clean devices are properly cared for and closely Changing the Culture of Duodenoscope Care Improved cleaning protects patients from life-threatening infection. Infection Prevention Karin Underberg, MEd, BSN, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC DIRTY JOB Cleaning duodenoscopes is a difficult process that requires consistency and attention to detail.

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