We have been carrying out the microbiological control of endoscopes for 4 years.
Although all endoscopes are fragile and complex instruments that require special care and handling, flexible endoscopes are particularly delicate.
These technological devices, classified as semi-critical instruments, are not resistant to the high temperatures used in sterilization processes. For this reason, the endoscopes must be washed manually or in specific machines.
To ensure patient safety and the durability of the equipment, all staff involved in the reprocessing of this devices must understand and consistently follow a number of essential steps.