Automated endoscope reprocessors

Bret T. Petersen, Douglas G. Adler, Bipan Chand, Jason D. Conway, Joseph M.B. Croffie, James A. DiSario, Daniel S. Mishkin, Raj J. Shah, Lehel Somogyi, William M. Tierney, Louis Michel Wong Kee Song

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National consensus standards provide guidance on the requisite steps to achieve HLD of flexible endoscopes. AERs can enhance efficiency and reliability of HLD by replacing some manual reprocessing steps. Precleaning is required before use of any AER, and manual cleaning remains the standard of care before disinfection. Use of an AER may also reduce exposure of personnel to chemical germicides. There are insufficient data to recommend a single method, device, or agent to achieve HLD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-776
Number of pages6
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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Petersen, B. T., Adler, D. G., Chand, B., Conway, J. D., Croffie, J. M. B., DiSario, J. A., Mishkin, D. S., Shah, R. J., Somogyi, L., Tierney, W. M., & Wong Kee Song, L. M. (2009). Automated endoscope reprocessors. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 69(4), 771-776.