If you find yourself anywhere near the healthcare industry, you are sure to find yourself inundated with white papers, a newspaper articles and magazine covers touching on the challenges, education and healthcare changes necessary to ensure patient safety regards to endoscope reprocessing techniques within hospital systems nationwide. According to a recent article in Communiqué Magazine, steps for success and safety – as set forth by agencies such as the CDC/FDA (HAN 00383) and ANSI/AAMI ST79 – must be carefully followed.
The temperature continues to rise on the topic of dirty endoscopes and reprocessing risks associated with all types of reusable instruments. The good news? Top lines such as Healthmark, Sterile Services and Applied Logic (Abacus 2) continue their quest to create products to verify cleaning, verify steam sterilizer functions and create accountability through instrument tracking to the patients. All of these lines are direct partners of Houston Hospital Services, Inc. We care about the infection control. We care about proper device handling. We care about patient safety and we care about your hospital.