Higher than expected rates of duodenoscope contamination have prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a safety alert urging gastroenterologists to closely follow reprocessing instructions. On April 12, the FDA issued a safety communication stating that preliminary results obtained from three manufacturers of duodenoscopes showed that contamination rates exceeded the expected rate of 0.4%. ...
Contamination warning for duodenoscopes
By Michael Woodhead
24 Apr 2019