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Why Bedside Tracheostomy Costs Considerably Less With Single-Use Bronchoscopes
Supply CostsPercutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, or PDT, is considered a practical, safe and cost-effective alternative to open surgical tracheostomy, and both reusable and single-use bronchoscopes are suitable for the procedure. But single-use devices save money and eliminate contamination concerns.
Mishandling Flexible Endoscopes After Disinfection Is a Health Hazard
Prevention ChallengesFlexible endoscopes have made the ECRI Institute’s list of the top 10 health technology hazards every year since 2010—topping the rankings twice—though this year the focus shifted a bit.