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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Ruhof ATP Complete Contamination Monitoring System Infectious outbreaks sparked by endoscope cross-contamination have put GI centers and their reprocessing staffs on high alert. But how can they be sure that their diligent decon- tamination efforts are enough to eliminate bioburden? Ruhof's ATP Complete Contamination Monitoring System can veri- fy how effectively endoscopes and other instruments have been cleaned. Here's how it works. After high-level disinfection, a sponge is swabbed through the scope chan- nel and photochemically analyzed by a handheld device. In 15 seconds, the device detects and measures the amount of adeno- sine triphosphate (ATP) — a compound found in all organic matter, and a signal of biological contamination — on the sponge. This data can be downloaded and collected for tracking and process improvement. ruhof.com 1 2 8 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 | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5

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