Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

Mouen Khashab, MD; Toshunia Robinson, MD; Anthony Kalloo, MD

Chapter 4: Cleaning And Disinfecting Endoscopy Equipment (continued)

Janet Yoder, RN, CGRN

The proper cleaning and high-level disinfection of endoscopes and sterilization of accessory equipment are paramount in preventing transmission of infection. Standards for infection control regarding reprocessing endoscopes and endoscopic equipment have been revised over the past few years. Proper cleaning of equipment must be followed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure that thorough cleaning/decontamination occurs. The following components are necessary for proper disinfection/sterilization of endoscopes and accessory equipment. A.   Standard…