Risk assessment is critical in infection prevention
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
Read our white paper,
''The ERCP Patient: Risk Factors for Infection''
Single-use solutions for your peace of mind
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 lubricating jelly was speciﬁcally formulated by gastroenterologists for endoscopy.
Blox Bite Blocks are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate patient and clinical needs.
CinchPad Endoscope Transport Pad is designed to provide leak-proof containment to reduce biohazard risks and complies with society guidelines for endoscope transport.
Facilitating infection prevention in the HPB (hepato-pancreato-biliary) pathway
During a procedure
Eliminate the risk of contaminated equipment with our single-use materials, optimized for infection prevention.