Reprocessing flexible endoscopes is a challenging task that begs the question: is it finally time for a paradigm shift in endoscope reprocessing? Based on a ground-breaking research study regarding the dangers of contaminant exposure, reprocessing errors, and ineffective cleaning measures, infection control teams should consider the option to sterilize flexible scopes where feasible. On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight we talk with Dr. Jeremy Yarwood, Nancy Fellows, and Dr. Ryan Lewis from Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) about how hospitals can utilize the ASP STERRAD® Systems and ASP AEROFLEXTM Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor (AER) to address reprocessing failures with patient safety in mind.
Visit www.asp.com to request a free consultation to confirm which scopes in your inventory are validated for sterilization in ASP STERRAD Systems, and to discuss further how the new ASP AEROFLEXTM AER helps mitigate hidden points of failure in endoscope reprocessing. You can also connect with ASP on LinkedIn.