Automated endoscope reprocessors

David Desilets, Vivek Kaul, William M. Tierney, Subhas Banerjee, David L. Diehl, Francis A. Farraye, Sripathi R. Kethu, Richard S. Kwon, Petar Mamula, Marcos C. Pedrosa, Sarah A. Rodriguez, Louis Michel Wong Kee Song

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National consensus standards provide guidance on the requisite steps to achieve HLD of flexible endoscopes. AERs can enhance efficiency and reliability of HLD by replacing some manual reprocessing steps. Use of an AER may also reduce exposure of personnel to chemical germicides. Manual precleaning before HLD is required for all but 1 recently approved AER; however, postmarketing clinical data on the efficacy of the cleaning phase of this device are limited. There are insufficient data to recommend a single method, device, or agent to achieve HLD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-680
Number of pages6
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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