Sunday 12 May 2013

Cleaning endoscopes

The cleaning of endoscopes is an important part of contamination control in hospitals and in avoiding the transmission of hospital acquired infections. Cleaning involves the use of detergents. The selection of detergents is an important one, with the choice centred on enzymatic and non-enzymatic types.

To explore the benefits and risks of using either enzymatic and non-enzymatic detergents, Tim Sandle has written an article for Infection Control. There reference is:

Sandle, T. (2012). Keeping in control: the use of detergents for endoscope cleaning, Infection Control, August 2012, pp4-5

For details see Infection Control

Posted by Tim Sandle

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