n South African Gastroenterology Review - South African Gastrointestinal Nurses Society : Contamination Alert! Pseudomonas aeruginosa
|Article Title||South African Gastrointestinal Nurses Society : Contamination Alert! Pseudomonas aeruginosa|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Gastroenterology Review|
|Author||Mare Van Wyk|
|Publication Date||Nov 2006|
Extracted from text ... The South African Gastroenterology Review ? November 2006 98 SAGINS Common pathogens found on bacterial cultures of endoscopes include Pseudomonas, Klebsiela, Proteus, E coli and Samonella Contamination of endoscopes occur if; ? Reprocessing has been inadequate, manual cleaning not performed properly and biological material allowed to dry on or in the endoscope. ? The endoscope is damaged Failure to inspect and perform leakage testing prior to use of endoscope. ? Failure because of inappropriate disinfectants, lack of all channel irrigation and inadequate immersion times. LEAKAGE TESTING SHOULD BE DONE AT THE BEGINNING OF PROCEDURE LIST AND IN BETWEEN EACH ..
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