Sterilization equipment and requirements for endoscopy equipment: a review of the clinical evidence and guidelines
Record ID 32012000645
Authors' recomendations: Gastrointestinal endoscopes are consistently classified as semi-critical items, and require a minimum of high-level disinfection. Inconsistent evidence exists regarding the processing of cystoscopes and bronchoscopes.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
URL for published report: http://www.cadth.ca/media/pdf/htis/jan-2012/RC0314%20Endoscopy%20%20Sterilization%20Final.pdf
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Equipment Safety
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