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
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Endoscopes
  • Equipment Safety
  • Endoscopy
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
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