High-Level Disinfectants

Air Force: As many as 135 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis at Al Udeid clinic

Improperly cleaned medical equipment at the clinic at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar may have exposed as many as 135 patients to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C over an eight-year period. The Air Force Surgeon General said Monday that Air Force Medical Service found that endoscopes used for upper and lower gastrointestinal procedures “were ...

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SGNA Releases Revised High-Level Disinfection Guideline

The revised Guideline for the Use of High-Level Disinfectants and Sterilants in the Gastroenterology Setting now focuses on the general principles and safety considerations common to the use of all high-level disinfectants and sterilants. It is beyond the scope of this document to outline the specific chemicals and their use. SGNA also asks for you to join them for the Guideline for Use ...

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Air Force Academy issues alert to patients who underwent colonoscopies, enteroscopies

The Air Force Academy is notifying 267 patients of the school’s medical clinic and the Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System that they are at risk for a number of infectious diseases due to improperly sterilized endoscopy equipment. The patients all underwent gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures — either colonoscopies or enteroscopies — with endoscopes that were properly sanitized but not ...

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