Tag: Automated Endoscope reprocessor

Forced-air device outperforms standard endoscope drying practices, study shows

Editor's Note Authors of a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of a forced-air drying system for endoscopes argue that the results reinforce the need to re-evaluate standard drying practices. Findings were published February 24 in the American Journal of Infection Control. Wet environments resulting from inadequate drying practices can result…

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By: Matt Danford
March 25, 2024

Effectiveness of alcohol flush, drying cycles of AERs

Editor's Note This study, led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, finds that air flush cycles used in automated endoscope reprocessors (AERs) may not adequately dry endoscope channels, particularly narrow air/water channels. Endoscopes were reprocessed per protocol with a 3-minute or 10-minute air flush following reprocessing.…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 24, 2023
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