The ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on improving health care quality and safety. Report details To create the report, ECRI asked analysts, engineers, and scientists to rank their top health technology hazards based on research and clinician experience, as well as reports generated from ECRI’s Problem Reporting Network. . . . Read more
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Researchers sound warning on using the anti-flatulence agent to clear the view in endoscopes. Published: September 9, 2016 Category: Outpatient Surgery > Infection Control BUBBLE TROUBLE An anti-foaming agent can remain on endoscopes even after reprocessing. If you use infant gas relief drops to clear away the air bubbles and foam in the . . . Read more
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Duodenoscope Model TJF-Q180V by Olympus: UPDATED FDA Safety Communication – New Reprocessing Instructions Validated UPDATED 01/15/2016. The Agency is redistributing the March 26, 2015 Safety Communication with updated status information about the Agency’s 510(k) clearance decision and Olympus Corporation of the America’s Customer Notification. On March 4, 2015, the FDA . . . Read more
OLYMPUS January 15, 2016 URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE REMOVAL and CORRECTIVE ACTION: ELEVATOR MECHANISM REPLACEMENT, UPDATED OPERATION MANUAL, AND NEW REPROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OLYMPUS TJF-Q180V DUODENOSCOPE ATIENTION: Endoscopy Department, Infection Control and Reprocessing Units Re: OLYMPUS TJF-Q180V Duodenoscope All Serial Numbers manufactured prior to January 2016 Dear Health Care Professional: Olympus . . . Read more
AUDIENCE: Risk Manager, Gastroenterology, Surgery, Infectious Disease, Nursing ISSUE: FUJIFILM Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. (Fuji) issued revised, validated manual reprocessing instructions for the ED-530XT duodenoscope to replace those provided in the original device labeling. The FDA reviewed the revised reprocessing instructions and the validation data and determined they meet the . . . Read more