n South African Gastroenterology Review - Cleaning and disinfecting of gastrointestinal endoscopes : endoscopes
|Article Title||Cleaning and disinfecting of gastrointestinal endoscopes : endoscopes|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Gastroenterology Review|
|Publication Date||Aug 2006|
|Pages||63 - 64|
Extracted from text ... The South African Gastroenterology Review ? August 2006 63 ENDOSCOPES BSG guidelines " Decontamination of endoscopes should be undertaken at the beginning and end of each list, and between patients, by trained staff in dedicated rooms. Thorough manual cleaning with an enzymatic detergent, including the brushing of all accessible endoscope channels must be undertaken before automatic endoscope disinfection" "The most important aspect of the process is the manual cleaning of the instrument with detergent". The aim is to remove all blood, secretions and other organic material prior to the surfaces coming into contact with the disinfectant" 10 Basic stages ..
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