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Difficult Airways - April 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 6 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 O N L I N E | A P R I L 2 0 1 5 W ith the recent outbreak of bacterial contamination traced back to reprocessed duodenoscopes, there's been a big push to ensure these hard-to-clean scopes are free from debris. Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, Ga., has been using a cheap solution to clean their $30,000 scopes for years, says Karl Allen, RN, BSN, CNML, the clinical manager of perioperative services. After use, staff clean the scope bedside using water and a deter- gent. They then hand the scope off to the endoscope reprocessing department. There, a tech uses a nylon brush similar to a toothbrush to meticulously clean the scope, scrubbing around the end of the scope, especially in and around the elevator, a notoriously difficult spot that can harbor bacteria. T i p s , t r e n d s a n d n e w s y o u c a n u s e S U R G E O N S ' L O U N G E Piedmont Healthcare z HARD-TO-CLEAN The elevator of the duodeno- scope is difficult to clean. Piedmont Healthcare uses a nylon brush to get the job done. A Cheap Way to Clean Your Duodenoscopes T O O T H B R U S H T R I C K

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