Posts Tagged 'endoscope'

Endoscope Reprocessors New Target of FDA Recall

recall ordered for endoscope cleaning devicesStories of illness and the dangers associated with contaminated duodenoscopes and endoscopes swept through the media recently when CRE infections sickened multiple patients in California hospitals and allegedly killed at least two.

Much of the attention and blame for those deaths and illnesses was focused on a process called reprocessing. Reprocessing is the process of cleaning a duodenoscope or endoscope and making it ready for the next patient. Given that these ...

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How Clean is that Endoscope?

“I’m [making] $13 an hour, and I’ve got the surgeon who built the hospital screaming at me. What am I going to do?”

When most people think about the staff that keeps them off death’s door during a visit to the hospital or doctor’s office, they think of doctors, nurses, and other well-compensated medical professionals. We take solace in knowing that our doctors went to school for years and have incomes well into six- or seven-figures. Their high incomes are, in ...

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