FDA Offers Cleaning Guide for Superbug-Prone Device

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Source: Reuters

Hospitals that can afford it should take steps beyond those recommended by the manufacturer to clean and disinfect a type of device at the center of a recent superbug outbreak in the United States, health regulators said on Tuesday. Health care facilities that use duodenoscopes should meticulously follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions, the Food and Drug Administration said in a safety update. Those with resources should also take several other measures to reduce the risk of infection.

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