“The Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center is notifying 526 patients that the use of an improperly cleaned medical scope may have put them at risk of infection.
During a recent review of the disinfection process for the reusable equipment generally known as endoscopes, it was noted that steps in the manufacturer’s instructions may not have been followed in some cases by an employee of the hospital.”
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Why does this keep happening? Why do they keep telling us they learned and put proper safeguards in place? Clearly something is not working and frankly sterilizing endoscopes should be a fairly no brainer. The manufacturer even provided instructions, which apparently were disregarded.