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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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T his is a tough time to run an endoscopy service. You have duodenoscopes essentially considered unsafe by the FDA being reprocessed in recalled automatic endoscope reprocessors. What the heck is going on? And what can you do about it? While experts continue to debate how to properly reprocess duodenoscopes that have been linked to deadly superbug outbreaks across the country, the bad news regarding endo- scope reprocessing continues to pour in: • The FDA has warned the 3 main duodenoscope manufacturers that they didn't report infections linked to the use of their scopes, or 8 3 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T Your cleaning and disinfection practices have never been under greater scrutiny. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor Troubled Times for Endoscope Reprocessing Mark Washburn/Dartmouth-Hitchcock z DAMAGE CONTROL Controversies continue to swirl around duodenoscope reprocessing.

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