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High level disinfection might not be good enough for endoscopes

The worm, as they say, has turned. This HND piece describes how even a stodgy NGO has to face reality, sooner or later. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), in a fairly blistering press release, has finally acknowledged that sterilization might be the only safe answer for processing endoscopes.

Although this has been suspected for years, in the wake of story after story of infection control issues and even deaths, an AAMI-led stakeholders meeting confirmed this, in pretty gory detail. Let's just say that everyone's worst fears were probably exceeded.

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