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Facilitate infection prevention before​
the procedure​

Risk assessment is critical in infection prevention

HPB team discussions

With departmental personnel, it's a matter of assessing who may come into contact with a contaminated endoscope, device, or bodily fluid, and sourcing the appropriate equipment.¹

​Protecting patients, on the other hand, is more complex.​

An infection risk assessment would consider the likelihood of persistent contamination of the endoscope inventory. ​

​It would also consider any relevant patient characteristics. For instance, patients who are immunocompromised, who have an obstruction in the HPB tract, or a high-risk cardiovascular disease are more vulnerable to infection than otherwise healthy individuals.²

Single-use solutions for your peace of mind​

HPB Team Discussions

Boston Scientific's single-use disposable materials embody a variety of clinically desirable qualities in line with European guideline recommendations.³

​The Boston Scientific range provides you with:​

  • A completely sterile option for each patient undergoing ERCP and percutaneous cholangioscopy​
  • An innovative approach that helps patients understand your commitment to reducing infection risks​
  • Reliable availability that can prevent the workflow disruptions associated with reprocessing and servicing    ​

Explore our range of pre and post-procedural infection prevention products:​

EndoGlide™ Lubricant​

EndoGlide lubricating jelly was specifically formulated by gastroenterologists for endoscopy. 

EngoGlide Lubricant

Blox™ Bite Blocks

Blox Bite Blocks are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate patient and clinical needs.

Blox™ Bite Blocks

CinchPad™ Endoscope  Transport Pad

CinchPad Endoscope Transport Pad is designed to provide leak-proof containment to reduce biohazard risks and complies with society guidelines for endoscope transport.​

CinchPad™ Endoscope Transport Pad

Facilitating infection prevention in the HPB (hepato-pancreato-biliary) pathway

At Boston Scientific, we understand the array of obstacles you face in ensuring that your patients undergoing ERCP avoid infection. That is why we have developed solutions for every step in the process.​

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References

1. ASGE Ensuring Safety in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit Task Force; Calderwood AH, Chapman FJ, Cohen J, et al. Guidelines for safety in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014;79(3):363-372.​

​2. Thornhill G, Dunkin B. The ERCP patient: risk factors for infection. Available at: https://www.bostonscientific.com/en-EU/medical-specialties/gastroenterology/exalt/exalt-clinical1/patient-risk-factors/whitepaper.html. [Accessed July 2022].​

3. European Society of Gastroenterology. Reprocessing of flexible endosomes and endoscopic accessories used in gastrointestinal endoscopy: Position Statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and European Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (ESGENA) – Update 2018. Available at: https://www.esge.com/assets/downloads/pdfs/guidelines/2018_a_0759_1629.pdf. [Accessed July 2022].

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