Practical toolkit for monitoring endoscope reprocessing effectiveness: Identification of viable bacteria on gastroscopes, colonoscopes, and bronchoscopes.

In addition to piloting a toolkit used for endoscope reprocessing, this study identified a multi-drug resistant organism that was found on all three types of studied endoscopes.

Ofstead CL, Doyle EM, Eiland JE, Amelang MR, Wetzler HP, England DM, Mascotti KM, Shaw MJ. Practical toolkit for monitoring endoscope reprocessing effectiveness: Identification of viable bacteria on gastroscopes, colonoscopes, and bronchoscopes. American Journal of Infection Control, July, 2016; 44(7): 815-9.