Infection Control & Infection Prevention
Endoscope Reprocessing Effectiveness: Are Single-Use Sheaths an Option for Reducing Risk? #1013 (1.00 CH)
Endoscopy-associated infections are far more frequent than previously thought, and decision makers are considering ways to reduce risk, including the use of sterile endoscope sheaths and single-use endoscopes. Presenters will describe the available evidence on microbial barrier sheaths for endoscopes in terms of ease-of-use, image quality, patient tolerability, sheath durability, microbial contamination, infection rates, and operational costs.