Gastrointestinal endoscopes cleaned without detergent substance following an automated endoscope washer/disinfector dysfunction.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_6E089774EED7
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Gastrointestinal endoscopes cleaned without detergent substance following an automated endoscope washer/disinfector dysfunction.
Journal
Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique
Author(s)
Méan M., Mallaret M.R., Bichard P., Shum J., Zarski J.P.
ISSN
0399-8320 (Print)
ISSN-L
0399-8320
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2006
Volume
30
Number
5
Pages
665-668
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
To report cases of gastrointestinal endoscopies performed with endoscopes that were reprocessed without detergent substance during a period of dysfunction of the automated endoscope reprocessor (AER).
A dysfunction of the AER for the cycles requiring detergent substance was reported at the Grenoble University Hospital on March 2005. During this period, 72 patients had potentially been exposed to a contaminated endoscope. A recall procedure was organized and serologic tests (HIV, HCV, HBV) were performed 3 and 6 months after the AER incident.
Within the 72 patients convened, 56 (77.8%) were seen in consultation and accepted the serologic screening. Finally, serologic screening was done for 59 patients (81.9%) and no seroconversion for HIV, HCV, or HBV was observed. The final attrition rate was 13 patients (18.1%).
No viral infection was transmitted during the AER dysfunction. After this AER incident, the monitoring of the endoscopic procedures and the traceability of the cleaning process were both improved to prevent further incidents.

Keywords
Cross Infection/prevention & control, Detergents, Disinfection/instrumentation, Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal, Equipment Contamination/prevention & control, Equipment Failure, Equipment Reuse, Humans
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