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Flexible and Semi-Rigid Endoscope Processing : Applying the New AAMI ST91 Standard
A Journey to Safer Bronchoscopy: Making Sense of the New FDA Safety Alert
Review the current evidence-based clinical recommendations for infection control related to the use of bronchoscopes to prevent cross-contamination and infection risk.
Single-Use Endoscopy Solutions: Comparing Costs and Outcomes
Learn firsthand from expert health economists about how to compare reusable and single-use endoscopy within your facility.
Right Pocket, Left Pocket: Achieving Buy-In for Single-Use

Endoscopy Insights Podcast

Throughout the pandemic, hospitals have had to implement creative approaches to soften staffing shortages. Medical device companies have also gotten innovative.

A New Study Finds That Kidney Stone Incidence Rates Are Higher Than We Thought

Public Health

These findings are significant because, until now, population-level data assessing the incidence of kidney stones has been limited in the U.S. A persistent increase in kidney stone incidence may create a significant need for more healthcare resources.

How One Department Drastically Decreased Errors in Instrument Processing

Prevention Challenges

By standardizing processes and implementing an educational orientation program, UofL Heath reduced errors in sterile processing by 80 percent.

What a High-Level Disinfection Evaluation Revealed at One Urology Practice

Preventing Infection

Infection preventionists investigated high-level disinfection processes after being notified of expired test strips being used and identified various breaches during reprocessing.

Americans are spending more than ever on respiratory healthcare, with COPD one of the leading factors.

Public Health

An analysis of U.S. healthcare spending on respiratory care shows a dramatic increase in recent years, with asthma and COPD among the top contributing factors.

Carbon Footprint of Single-Use Cystoscopes at Center of Urology Journal Debate

Public Health

A recent study found that the carbon footprint of a disposable cystoscope was “significantly lower” than the reusable alterative. An opposing letter to the editor, however, expresses two “serious methodical concerns” with the study.

Risk management is taking center stage as one of the strengths that single-use endoscopes bring to the table.

Patient Safety

Conversations around the transition from reusable to single-use endoscopes have covered cost and performance before expanding into the area of risk management.

Quick identification of disease can get antifungal treatments started early.

Patient Safety

As soon as fungal infection is suspected, bronchoscopy with diagnostic sampling should be performed to reduce illness and potentially save lives, according to a recent study out of Turkey.

Existing endoscope reprocessing practices may not be adequate to keep patients safe.

Preventing Infection

The findings, according to a new study by infection control expert Dr. Lawrence Muscarella, underscore the importance of meticulously cleaning and performing at least high-level disinfection on flexible endoscopes in accordance with current infection control guidelines and the manufacturer’s reprocessing, handling and storage instructions.

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Study: Single-Use Bronchoscopes Can Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates by 53%