The scope of the problem
Infection prevention in Endoscopy is gaining more and more attention. Every year tens of millions of patients benefit from endoscopic procedures. Improper cleaning of endoscopes may lead to failure of high-level disinfection and sterilization procedures and may increase the potential risk for infection transmission to patients1. Boston Scientific is committed to the entire continuum of patient care including products and training designed to help our customers meet or exceed industry guidelines for infection prevention within the GI space.
Endoscope reprocessing manuals are complex and can be on average more than 100 pages and more than 150 steps. Consequently, one study has shown that key steps are skipped in the cleaning process 45% of the time and that two of the most critical steps, channel brushing and forced air drying, are performed according to instructions less than 50% of the time.1
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The Boston Scientific Infection Prevention portfolio of products is designed to provide the components needed to comply with industry guidelines, mitigate cross-contamination risk, and reduce variablility during endoscope reprocessing.