NHSScotland Guidance for the interpretation and clinical management of endoscopy final rinse water

Publication Date: 30 January 2019

In terms of reusable medical devices used within healthcare settings, flexible endoscopes have frequently been associated with outbreaks of infection.

This national guidance document aims to enhance patient safety and reduce risks of decontamination related Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) by standardising the interpretation of and clinical management of endoscopy final rinse water results nationally, based on available scientific evidence, current practices and an estimation of infection risk within NHSScotland following endoscopic procedures.

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Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance